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Isle of Wight Zoo

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Address: Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
Phone Number: 01983 403883
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Description: The Isle of Wight Zoo is home to one of Britain's largest collection of...
The Isle of Wight Zoo is home to one of Britain's largest collection of tigers, many of whom are rescue animals. With several superb new enclosures modeled on natural tiger habitats in India, the zoo is a fantastic place to see these wonderful animals relaxing. A number of other animals also live there, including lemurs, jaguars and lions. Family friendly with disabled access throughout.
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We had a lovely day out with our toddler who is crazy about animals. I loved the fact that he could run around safely and see some of his favourite animals. The Zoo is small and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a lovely day out with our toddler who is crazy about animals. I loved the fact that he could run around safely and see some of his favourite animals. The Zoo is small and does need some work but the staff are trying their best with what they have. The animals are healthy and well looked after. Great... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Only stayed for around 30 minutes, was disappointed to be charged for parking, Not a lot of animals on show, bins needed emptying, animal enclosures , I thought were too small for the bigger animals! Definitely not worth the admission price!

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had an amazing day at the zoo and got to see so many endagered animals. We also got to listen to some really interesting talks about the animals, from keepers that are so friendly, knowledgeable and easy to learn from. It was also so great to get up and close with animals from meerkats to bearded dragons. Can't wait to... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Been to this Zoo each time we visit IOW and thought it had deteriorated this year. I know they have sadly lost a lot of the older big cats but it is starting to look neglected which is sad as we have always liked the way the animals are cared for.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We visited Isle of Wight zoo on the first day of our holiday and wish we hadnt waisted the money. It cost £10.50 per adult to get in. The zoo is very small enclosures need updating we saw parts of the fencing around big cat fixed with cable ties abit worrying . Most if the animals we couldnt see inside... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

Small but lions tigers Jaguars and monkeys do the trick. They have a game for kids involving finding stamps to win a gift which is cool, until you get to the end and it's a 60p post card that my daughter didn't want lol

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The place to go to see these beautiful big cats - certainly makes you think. It's a privilege to be so close.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I'm a lover of big cats & meerkats, I love my photography & the Isle of Wight zoo is the perfect place for me to get up close to watch, admire & photograph these beautiful creatures. They have the best experience packages I know of & have done most of them & got so many happy memories I'll never forget.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a nice zoo with quite a few animals and a good guide telling us about the animals. It needs some money spent on the place as it looks a bit scruffy but I'm glad I went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We had a lovely time at the Isle of Wight Zoo. We spent five hours there in lovely sunny weather. It is true that some of the big cat enclosures do seem a little small, but they are being altered at the moment and the three new big enclosures are fantastic. We found all the staff friendly, courteous, very knowledgeable... More 

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