The Sanctuary

The Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of monkeys; all rescued from the UK and international primate pet trades. Our visitors receive an intimate insight into a working sanctuary with keepers on hand all day to give informative talks on the centre’s residents and the wider work of the charity, Wild Futures.

The Sanctuary offers a great day out for all the family, with wildlife gardens, children’s activity room, workshops, gift shop, café and picnic areas.

Your entrance fee entitles you to free re-entry for the following 12 months during the open season.

Click on the attractions to find out more about the different areas of the Sanctuary.


Monkeys Marvel at Chinese New Year!

February 8th, 2016

The primate residents at Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary are celebrating the Chinese New Year, in tribute to the Year of the Monkey. The Looe-based charity have come up with an apt way to celebrate Chinese New Year; by giving gifts to the monkeys that pay homage to Chinese tradition. The fortunate monkeys have received gift [...]

Primate welfare charity asks that we remember the monkey in the tug of love story

January 15th, 2016

Media reports of a “Tug of Love” story which involves a pet marmoset monkey have focussed on the feelings of the humans, but have ignored the true victim. Wild Futures, the UK primate welfare and conservation charity, has responded to the story of “Falcao” a pet monkey who was reportedly sold by the ex-partner of [...]

Happy New Year of the Monkey!

January 12th, 2016

A special New Year’s message from our Director… 2016 is Year of the Monkey in the Chinese calendar which, of course, warms the heart of Wild Futures. In fact, as a charity dedicated to protecting primates and habitats worldwide, every year is a year of the monkey (ape and prosimian…) to us! We’ve had another [...]


December 17th, 2015

Animal charity, Wild Futures, has launched an urgent appeal to rescue a number of tiny marmoset monkeys from conditions of abuse and neglect in the primate pet trade. Wild Futures needs to raise £60,000 to build a dedicated facility at The Monkey Sanctuary, near Looe, where the monkeys will be offered specialist intensive care and [...]

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