VISIT FLORIDA: Suncoast Primate Sanctuary

A eight week old Ring-Tailed Lemur gets its head rubbed at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida.  The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A eight week old Ring-Tailed Lemur gets its head rubbed at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida.
The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Guest walk into the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Guest walk into the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Guests peer into the cage of one of Suncoast Primate Sanctuary's rescued animals on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Guests peer into the cage of one of Suncoast Primate Sanctuary’s rescued animals on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

An American Alligator is used a part of the educational program Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

An American Alligator is used a part of the educational program Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

The Pinellas Trail runs along the backside of the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. Cyclist often pull over and stop to view the chimps that can been seen from the fence.The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

The Pinellas Trail runs along the backside of the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. Cyclist often pull over and stop to view the chimps that can been seen from the fence.The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A young Ring-Tailed Lemur reaches for some fresh fruit and vegetables during feeding time at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A young Ring-Tailed Lemur reaches for some fresh fruit and vegetables during feeding time at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Eric Mihalinec and his son Daniel participate in an educational walk at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Eric Mihalinec and his son Daniel participate in an educational walk at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A Lars Gibbon makes its home at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A Lars Gibbon makes its home at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Deanna Green scratches Buddy, a spot nose guenon as he presents himself during a educational Monkey Experience at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Deanna Green scratches Buddy, a spot nose guenon as he presents himself during a educational Monkey Experience at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Buddy, a spot nose guenon sits quietly during a educational Monkey Experience at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Buddy, a spot nose guenon sits quietly during a educational Monkey Experience at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

One of Suncoast Primate Sanctuary 's chimpanzees snacks on some fresh apples on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

One of Suncoast Primate Sanctuary ‘s chimpanzees snacks on some fresh apples on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Pongo, a male orangutan holds on to his enclosure at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Pongo, a male orangutan holds on to his enclosure at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A Blue & Gold macaw eats during feeding time a the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A Blue & Gold macaw eats during feeding time a the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A squirrel monkey finishes eating a peanut at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A squirrel monkey finishes eating a peanut at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Flowers dot the trails of the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Flowers dot the trails of the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A volunteer for the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary holds onto an eight week old ring-tailed lemur he has been fostering on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

A volunteer for the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary holds onto an eight week old ring-tailed lemur he has been fostering on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Debbie Cobb, outreach director for the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary (L) holds an american alligator during walking education session on the head of Beckie Ibershoff of Kentucky for a photo on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Debbie Cobb, outreach director for the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary (L) holds an american alligator during walking education session on the head of Beckie Ibershoff of Kentucky for a photo on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Deanna Green scratches Mugsy, a java macaque as she presents herself during a educational Monkey Experience at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Deanna Green scratches Mugsy, a java macaque as she presents herself during a educational Monkey Experience at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Buddy, a spot nose guenon eats a piece of pineapple during an educational Monkey Experience at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Buddy, a spot nose guenon eats a piece of pineapple during an educational Monkey Experience at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

One of the great apes, a female orangutan gets her photo taken by Debbie Cobb, outreach director for the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

One of the great apes, a female orangutan gets her photo taken by Debbie Cobb, outreach director for the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Sulcata tortoises work there way around an sunny enclosure at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Sulcata tortoises work there way around an sunny enclosure at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Pongo, a male orangutan gets a drink of gatorade from outreach director Debbie Cobb at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.  Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

Pongo, a male orangutan gets a drink of gatorade from outreach director Debbie Cobb at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary on May 10, 2014 in Palm Harbor, Florida. The Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation is non-profit organization that is home to over 70 animals including orangutans, chimpanzees, monkeys, tropical birds and reptiles.
Most of the animals that make their home at the sanctuary are their after no longer being able to be cared for as a family pet or retiring from the laboratory and film businesses. The sanctuary is open to the public Thursday through Sunday. VISIT FLORIDA/Scott Audette

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