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Isle of Wight Zoo

Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
01983 403883
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Ranked #3 of 11 attractions in Sandown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is a small zoo and probably not worthwhile unless you are going to go to the talks. The talks are every half an hour apart from two ocassions, where there is an hour wait (between 10:30 and 11:30 and between 12:30 and 13:30). They last approximately 20 minutes each and are very informative. The tour guide Alex delivers a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I visited the zoo with my two year old and wow, what an experience. We saw many of the tigers but the Lion was hiding. We also saw the jaguars and got to see the monkeys being fed. Very informational tour. Sadly we didn't hear any of the cats roar. Something we really wanted to hear. Overall a great experience.

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

very near hotel, can walk to it, good for half day visit we had 4 children with us 10mths old, 2yr, 3yr and 6yr old it was good for all of them specially as they could participate in looking for the 12 stamps that they had to find to allow them into gift shop at the end. the eldest child... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Good family zoo, great lions, mischievous monkeys, cute lemurs and meekats and a nice environment for animals and visitors alike.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We visited on a hot sunny day to see the animals. After parking and paying and putting the car parking ticket in the car we started our visit. We were literally in and out in an hour, after walking around twice. Obviously because it was so hot, the animals were in the shade cooling off, so we couldn't get to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The children really wanted to visit again and we weren't disappointed. Keepers chatted to us about the animals informally - we loved hearing about the Lemurs! All the talks were fab and the enclosures are brilliant. Make sure you got to the talks/feeds the keepers are fab and friendly !

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Visiting the zoo was very pleasant experience despite it's relatively small size. Unlike many larger zoos it was easy to get close to the enclosures and the arrangement is such that we were actually able to see the animals in every enclosure. There were very informative signs about almost every individual animal and the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.... More

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We spent over five hours here - talked to the keepers and saw the tigers being fed. The enclosures are not overgrown but replicating the wild and didn't stop us seeing the animals. These animals are in excellent condition and very well looked after. When the tigers are fed the meat is tied to objects and is placed in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited the IOW Zoo because we love big cats. Charlie Brown (the male lion) and the other big cats were great and it was well worth hanging on for 'Big Cat Feed'. Staff gave easy-to-understand talks that were as informative as they were entertaining for everyone. The staff are really committed to giving you the best time possible and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Not very well kept and the enclosures for the big cats are quite over grown. But the animals look well cared for. Not much to see at the zoo so not overly interesting for kids. Childrens play area is also overgrown and dirty (swings are covered in bird poo). I wouldn't come again. Luckily kids go free under 3 otherwise... More

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