Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation
The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is a non-profit 501C (3) organization that cares for primates. The sanctuary, which is run by volunteers, was founded in 1954 by Bob and Mae Noell and was originally known as "The Chimp Farm."
The primates at the sanctuary come from different backgrounds: some were rescued from abusive situations or were circus performers; others were pets who could no longer be cared for by their owners.
Primates who live in the sanctuary include chimpanzees, orangutans and a variety of monkeys. Other animals making the sanctuary their home include a goat, turtles, alligator, and a Burmese python.
The sanctuary is open to the public.
- Hours: Thu - Sun: 10am - 4pm Mon - Wed: Members Only
- Founding Date: 1954
- Ticket information: Adults: $10 Children (ages 3–10): $5
- Private parties: Yes
- Parking: Free lot
- Restrictions: No smoking
- Number of animals: Over 70 animals
- Animal species: Chimpanzees, Orangutans, Monkeys, Reptiles, Tropical Birds, and more!
- Features: Animal food, Guided tours, Live shows/lectures
- Facilities: Gift shop, Picnic areas, Restrooms