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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Isle of WIght Zoo.

Very interesting zoo although not that large. They have spent a lot of time enlarging areas for the animals, especially the big cats. They have a white tiger there that was hand... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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Borehamwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very interesting zoo although not that large. They have spent a lot of time enlarging areas for the animals, especially the big cats. They have a white tiger there that was hand reared at the zoo some 20 years ago. I visited the zoo at the time if this so was very pleased to be able to get a photo... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a recent holiday in Sandown on the Isle of Wight, my partner and I visited the Isle of Wight zoo. From the outside we thought it looked a bit run down but we were pleasantly surprised. The zoo is well kept and there is a keeper who does regular informative tours round the enclosures. There is a cafe and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is nice and the fact the animals are mostly if not all rescued makes it that little bit special. Getting to see the animals clearly is difficult due to the fencing used and not easy to get a good photo. I spent a long time photographing and trying to focus out the fencing which was worth it in... More 

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Shefford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After having an hour to spare we decided to walk to the zoo. An extremely friendly greeting with the lady mentioning that they closed in an hour but if we wanted to return in the next five days we could for a pound each! Excellent. Lovely and peaceful because of the time we went which meant no issue with seeing... More 

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Thank Lesley P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Zoo very shabby. A lot of the animal viewings spoiled by gardener strimming grass between public and the enclosures. Very noisy, petrol smell and scared away some of the animals we were viewing. Tea shop leaves a lot to be desired. Stale cakes purchased. Needs a lot of tidying up.

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Thank Annaebry
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The animals, 3 types of big cats, lemurs, meerkats, monkeys 2 rabbits and a few others are cute, unfortunately the grounds need alot of work, quite shabby.

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Thank Dolores K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice zoo , easy to find him , very clean and friendly staff . Animals very very lucky to be there !!!!!! A lovely day out especially with children's , we was couple and been really happy there .........

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Rowlands Gill, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came on a rather hot Sunday, so most of the big cats were sleeping, one tiger (Ayesha i think) was having a good frolic in the water. All of the animals they house are rescue animals (pets, trafficking,performing animals) who are no longer wanted/needed or illegal to have as pets. They take them in and give them a better life.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely couple of hours at the zoo...not an awful lot to do once we'd seen the animals...there is the poo museum if you are really bored! The animal talks were informative and the feeding of the lions wasn't to be missed. Staff were really friendly. Would recommend

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been visiting the Zoo for many years and are always delighted with this charming sanctuary. I have seen people marching round at break neck speed and then moaning that there is not enough to see, they are missing the point iny opinion. The animals all have a story and the brilliant keepers and volunteers are so interesting and... More 

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