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Address: Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
Phone Number: 01983 403883
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Not really a zoo - a beautiful sanctuary

What a lovely place - don't go in expecting a big zoo, with a lot of conservation acitivities going on. Many of the animals here are retired here out of other breeding programmes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

What a lovely place - don't go in expecting a big zoo, with a lot of conservation acitivities going on. Many of the animals here are retired here out of other breeding programmes and are having a chilled time at the end of thier days. We were really lucky to fall in with Caz, head of the large cats, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Our 16 year old son experienced the Junior keeper for the day and despite the awful weather on the day we all absolutely had the time of our lives! The zoo keepers are so friendly and informative and really made us all welcome. Hope to see you all next year

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Perhaps the title of "zoo" is a little misleading. Its not a zoo in a commercial sense as most people know it. Its much more than that. Its actually a sanctuary. The majority of animals there are rescue's or retired animals from other zoo's that cant go in to breeding programmes etc. Each one has their special story to tell.... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very reasonable admission,cafe and souvenir prices, very informative talks by the members of staff especially on the tigers and lions Plenty for the younger members of the family to do to keep them entertained

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing. I have never seen a white lion or tiger before. My son & granddaughter thought it was great. So many animals. Good facilities for a great family day out.

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Witney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Definitely a zoo of two halves. At first I thought it was over priced and very small. Then we walked into the modern section towards the rear. I think first impressions say over priced, run down and small but obviously the money goes on the welfare of the big cats. It was still a good day out and we will... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great zoo for young kids, mine are 6 & 10 and they both loved it. Don't think it will take hours to walk round it because it won't, but as the beach is across the road u can do them both in the same day.

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our day at the zoo but a tip would be to listen to the keepers talks - they give you a true sense of what the zoo is all about. It's not the grandest of zoos but what they do there is the important part. Very friendly staff who are clearly very passionate about all their animals. Reasonable... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is such a lovely zoo to visit. It has the double whammy of being a sort of retirement home for all the big cats and small animals that nobody else wants (ex-circus tigers, white lions that you can't breed from and that wouldn't survive in the wild, etc) and being a fundraiser for conservation projects in the countries which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was rainy and wet on our second visit, however we had the zoo practically to ourselves. Kerry showed us around the petting zoo, where we fed the goats, pigs and ferrets. We also held the tortoise, madagascan hissing cockroach and a dragon. Met up with Ruth at the porcupines and meerkats. Ruth is an excellent guide and great with... More 

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Additional Information about Isle of Wight Zoo

Address: Yaverland Seafront, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
Phone Number: 01983 403883
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Sandown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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