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Isle of Wight Zoo

Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
01983 403883
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Ranked #3 of 12 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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I knew it was't going to be big but they didn't really have much animals on show. The tigers were the best as they were active and moving around even in the rain! Only saw lioness, jaguar, raccoons, monkeys, wallaby, meerkats, pigs, and goats. Along with small collection of reptiles. Saw no lemurs which they are supposed to their best... More

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Daventry, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This zoo even though quaint which had me worried it's absolutely brilliant compared to the big zoos. It has that close up and in the mix feel where you can actually be stood and the tiger only be the other side of some fencing which is incredible and the talks given as well are amazing and really do let you... More

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North Walsham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

For many zoos, making sure that there are no extra primates still wandering around after the gates are locked must be quite a worry. With such huge acreages to wander in, the odd human might easily be locked in accidentally at the end of the day. This is unlikely to happen here. Sandown Zoo is tiny in comparison with many... More

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Wirral
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

As it was small, not a good day weather wise, we got personal talks from 2 very well informed and funny keepers! Cafe bit expensive, but okay!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Most of the big cats have been rescued from places where they have been treated cruelly and are now being well looked after

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lichfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Brilliant value for money you can return for as little as a pound each in the same week .You get to see all the tigers relaxed and enjoying their soundings.

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newton abbot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Its very small but very well kept. Mostly lions and tigers but what beautiful animals. Couldn't spend all day here though.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Well, how can I word this? Initial impressions may be of a small relatively dated and lacking zoo BUT that would be wrong beyond belief. You cannot base it on a walk around as the animals are clever at hiding (wouldn't you be?) but if you hang around for feeding times or are there near closing time you see wonderful... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The zoo wasn't as good as i'd hoped. A lot of the encosures were empty, and the zoo was a lot smaller than other zoos. The cafe was lovely, we stopped for a drink and something to eat, surrounded by tanks of spiders and little furry critters!! The lady who did the monkey talk was very good, showing us how... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Our family came to visit us on the Isle of Wight while we were there on holiday and to keep our grand-children entertained, we decided to take them to the Isle of Wight Zoo which we had only visited the day before they arrived. We were only too pleased to go back again as they have an offer where you... More

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