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Address: Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
Phone Number: 01983 403883
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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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wonderful interaction with the animal, very clean and well kept

although this is not a huge zoo, we spent a couple of hours here, having a fantastic time, the big cats are very visable and interact with you, one was playing hide and seek with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ros m
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Mayfield, United Kingdom
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in on a cold February afternoon with family, specifically to see the zoo's newest resident, Simi the Tiger! All the staff were cheerful, friendly and welcoming. Although the park is small, there are many animals on display - but it's the big cats that really steal the show. Many of them have been rescued from cruel situations, and it's... More 

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Thank Luminessence
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This zoo has everything you would expect and was a good day out. When we visited there was some refurbishment being done but this was clearly shown and wasn't an issue. There are parking meters but do not use them! I made this mistake even though there is a clear sign, the zoo reception will give you a free parking... More 

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Thank gcmf1811
Mayfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

although this is not a huge zoo, we spent a couple of hours here, having a fantastic time, the big cats are very visable and interact with you, one was playing hide and seek with my son, there was a glass barrier between them. there are several different species all very well kept.

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Thank ros m
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small zoo so very easy to get around in a day. There are feeding times where the keepers give lots of information and are more tan happy to answer questions. I saw the meercats being fed which was a delight, as well as the racoons, the spider monkeys and two of the tigers. The weekend I visited... More 

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Thank lynnecPortsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day friendly staff that make you feel at home. Small but personal you get so close to the animals. They are more of a sanctuary than a zoo

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Thank Mandi N
wiltshire
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo’s first impressions of a rather boring low-slung façade, is the only low point, excuse the pun. [It was a fort, and has an interesting WW2 history connection as an extra bonus inside] but what lies inside is a real gem. We went on a very cold January day, but we kept ourselves busy and stayed for 2+ hours... More 

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3 Thank mark4Wiltshire
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely zoo even if it is a bit small, the big cats are amazing and beautiful really made our day and great that they are open every day of the week

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Thank Ryan B
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know it's January and yes we were struggling to find things to do and that we're open, I'm not sure how anyone can give this 3 stars let alone 5?!. It's run down and there is hardly anything to see. We went round the place in around 40 minutes and then left. If the price was any higher then... More 

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Thank sezy1975
Warminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a very good day out the meercats are beautiful we spent the afternoon there wondering around with plenty to do and see,the café served up pretty decent standad grub.

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Thank john f
Epsom, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the zoo with no great expectation as we'd been told by a relative it wasn't very good. We were very surprised by the number of large 'cats' and the rest of the animals on show were also very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

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