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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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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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Excellent little zoo.

Visited for the first time today with my 6 year old and had a great time. The lemur feeding at midday was a real highlight - the lemurs were gorgeous and the keeper was both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited for the first time today with my 6 year old and had a great time. The lemur feeding at midday was a real highlight - the lemurs were gorgeous and the keeper was both knowledgable and entertaining, talking about each individual lemur. The animals were in good condition and all the enclosures clean. The staff were lovely. Will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I took my 5 & 7 year old and we had a lovely few hours. We were so busy looking at the animals we didn't even see the play park area - luckily we've got a season ticket, so can go back again. The staff are friendly and very good with the children. Although the zoo is small, it has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I last went to this zoo some fifteen years ago with my then young son and loved it! I was so impressed with it, it was a must visit on returning to the island again. My partner wasn't too sure about it but went along to humour me lol! You pay for one visit and you are able to return... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My daughter and I visited on an extremely cold, wet day in January and were amazed at how many animals we managed to see given the weather. A small, friendly and caring zoo. Even if you're not keen on zoos I would thoroughly recommend you visit - I returned the following day and will visit again when next on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've been lucky enough to experience the likes of Singapore and San Diego Zoo, enormous places with probably hundreds of staff and a turnover of thousands a day. Isle of Wight Zoo is different. It's small and friendly. The love the staff have for their residents shines through and everyone seems well cared for and as happy as a tiger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

easy to navigate, lots of feeding you can join in with, mere car island!! they have a really cool enclosure, you could watch them for ages popping up all over the place but one always stands on guard, amazing!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Myself and seven friends visited the zoo during the 2014 festive season and to be honest, we weren't expecting much - we were wrong! There was a wide range of animals here that had been rescued from things such as circus's, and they all seemed healthy and well looked after. Not only were there a lot of animals, but attendees... More 

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Shanklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Went here expecting little. Was very engrossed by the ability to get close to the animals. Was a great half day wandering around enjoying the animals. Would recommend for any family of small and young teens.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I've been a tiger lover my whole life. The Big Cat Experience was a gift from my children on my birthday. I was delighted with the prospect of having some kind of contact with these beautiful animals and intrigued with how clicker training would work with them. On my arrival at the zoo, I received a warm welcome and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Isle of Wight Zoo is fairly small but that's great as you get to know the animals and the keepers have more time to talk to you and answer your questions. We are regular visitors and it's great to get to know about the animals as individuals and as a species. It's beautifully maintained and the staff are all... More 

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