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Address: Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
Phone Number: 01983 403883
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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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Absolutely brilliant and a real surprise!

Visited the Zoo on the last day of our holiday with our grand children. It was a bit rainy so one of the staff suggested we go to the talks as she is able to get the animals to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Visited the Zoo on the last day of our holiday with our grand children. It was a bit rainy so one of the staff suggested we go to the talks as she is able to get the animals to come out on view. So glad we did!!! It was so informative and completely changed my way of thinking about zoos... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the zoo in May and were quite disappointed as half the exhibits seemed empty / the animals were nowhere to be seen. Also some of the signs were outdated (e.g the lions and tigers were all in different cages). It would have been helpful to know what was actually empty and wasn't. The zoo didn't take long to... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am a great lover of animals and photography and have been to the zoo on a few occasions. But this time all I saw was the foot of a Tiger, 1 wallaby and a lemur. My camera did not get switched on at all.Will never visit again.My thoughts are find other zoos to have the animals and shut up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Family friendly zoo with excellent opportunities to interact with animals ans extremely friendly and helpful staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We just visited the Zoo on Thursday was really disappointed as there were lots of maintenance work going on which we were note warned about. U got around the place in an hour and the Zoo got around 4 of each tigers and lions. Few monkeys, couple of kangaroo's and some meerkats. Only highlight been the Zena the white tiger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

we enjoyed the proximity to the animals and their habitats. we spent a lot of time at each enclosure getting to know the animals and feeling part of the place. very easy to get to . good parking.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Visited the zoo and was extremely disappointed, poor staff , poor amenities. My 2 year old daughter was so excited too see the different types of animals they had but very few were available to see. Complete waste of money might as well of flushed it down the toilet. You will see more wildlife in the countryside.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

For an Island this zoo is pretty cool! There is a range of meerkats lemurs and monkeys and reptiles aswell as some big animals! Huge fan and would do again!!

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visit the Isle of Wight every year and always pay at least one visit to the Zoo. True it's small and from the outside it looks a bit run down but the animals are all well cared for and well looked after. It's the only zoo I've been to where the animals rush to greet the keepers even when... More 

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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great lions and tigers, and zoo quite nicely laid out, good size enclosures for animals, nice and spacious for humans/ buggies too. however low score is due to there being not many animals and a disappointing play area for children. It wasn't cheap so I would have expected more. On the plus side, parking is free (get a ticket when... More 

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