The Monkey Sanctuary
LooePlaces to Visit
- All the family
- Under 5s
- School age
Venue:Indoor & Outdoor
The Monkey Sanctuary is now closed for the winter. It will re-open in 2022.
Based in Looe, the Monkey Sanctuary is home to woolly monkeys descended from rescued pets, capuchin monkeys rescued from the UK pet trade, and a small group of rescued Barbary macaques. The monkeys live in large enclosures that can be viewed when the Sanctuary is open during the summer months.
There is a colony of rare lesser horseshoe bats living in the cellar of Murrayton House, that can be observed from the "bat cave" room, showing CCTV from an infrared camera installed in the cellar.
The Monkey Sanctuary is the flagship project of Wild Futures (UK registered Charity number 1102532). Wild Futures is dedicated to promoting the welfare, conservation and survival of primates. Wild Futures campaigns to end the primate trade in the UK and abroad, and to end the abuse of primates in captivity.
When you buy an entry ticket to the Monkey Sanctuary, you are entitled to unlimited return visits for 12 months.
As well as the monkeys, there is a wild play area for children to enjoy, a wildlife room, a tea room and a gift shop.