Primate Keeper Experiences at The Monkey Sanctuary



Primate Keeper Experiences at The Monkey Sanctuary

Set on beautiful woodlands on the Cornish coast, The Monkey Sanctuary is a safe haven, rehabilitation centre and home to Barbary Macaques, Capuchin Monkeys and Woolly Monkeys that have been rescued. If you love these cute little guys (and who doesn’t?!), then you will love these two very special  ‘Primate Keeper For A Day’ experiences offered by the sanctuary.

£245 (2 person)

Primate Keeper for a Day for Two

The Monkey Sanctuary is home to 39 individual monkeys, including Barbary Macaques, Capuchin & Woolly monkeys. If you & a friend love these cute little guys, experiencing what it is like to be their keeper will be a world of fun!

£149 (1 person)

Primate Keeper for a Day for One

If you can’t get enough of adorable monkey faces, then this is a fantastic day out! Take care of 39 Babary Macaques, Capuchin & Woolly monkeys and be guaranteed to learn so much about primates from your professional keeper & guide.

About The Monkey Sanctuary

The Monkey Sanctuary also known as “Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary” is set in a beautiful location overlooking the Cornish Coast and amongst woodlands. Monkeys really are their speciality, but there are also gardens, a play area, a cafe, gift shop and also a Wildlife Room housing birds, insects, mammals & amphibians that make their home on the 9 acre property of the sanctuary, as well as a 25 year old colony of the rare lesser horseshoe bat!


As for the 39 individual monkeys on site, they are made up of Capuchin & Woolly Monkeys as well as Barbary Macaques. Each monkey has their own individual personality and as many of them are ‘rescued’ they all have their own personal story and name. The Monkey Sanctuary is all about rehabilitating these unique animals and so when necessary they are kept away from the public in the on site Rescue Centre so that they can recover from any past traumas.


The Monkey Sanctuary is truly a heartwarming & safe haven seeking to improve the lives of monkeys that have had a difficult past.

Where Is The Monkey Sanctuary?

From Plymouth: take A38 to Trerulefoot roundabout (near Tideford). Take 1st exit off roundabout (signposted Looe & Polperro). Next take a right turn (towards Looe & Polperro). Follow road through Hessenford, through Wide Gates (continue straight on) &, at No Mans Land, turn left & follow Monkey Sanctuary signs.

From Liskeard: take A38 towards Plymouth, follow signs to Looe (B3252). Take a left turn at Twinaways Farm (signposted Monkey Sanctuary). At the end of the lane, continue straight over crossroads. At Bindown, turn right onto main road after Post Office and immediately left through No Mans Land. Follow signs for the Monkey Sanctuary.

From Looe: Leave Looe with river on your left. Take the right turn on the hill towards Torpoint and Plymouth. Pass church on left and Looe Bay and Tregoad campsites on right. At top of hill take right turn onto single track lane (signposted Monkey Sanctuary) and follow signs.

Primate Keeper Days - The Monkey Sanctuary
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