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Welcome to The Jungle Place! A sanctuary for the endangered Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi) in Quintana Roo, Mexico. We provide food, shelter, access to medical care and a lot of love to rescued Spider Monkeys who were victims of the illegal pet trade, poaching, and habitat destruction and have nowhere else to go.

We strive to provide these remarkable, highly intelligent primates with a safe and happy home here in their native jungle. They live and play as a colony/family and are provided with all the care they need to thrive, as they can no longer survive in the wild.


Latest news:


April 29, 2017

Dear friends of the Jungle Place, just a note to apologize for our inability to answer emails for the past several days. Both internet and telephone service in the jungle have been out most of the week. We still have no phone service but internet is back on, however only intermittently. We will be answering emails as soon as possible. Thank you!



We are honored to receive this award from PROFEPA!

spider monkey sanctuary profepa certificate of recognition




Happy Birthday To Aurora!