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Isle of Wight Zoo

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Address: Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
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+44 1983 403883
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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So the Zoo is small, and a tad tired looking but it is well worth a visit. The animals appear beautifully cared for and the keepers are enthusiastic and eager. I have to say... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I found this small zoo wonderful. Her wish of meeting a tiger up close and personal was realised when she had the great fortune of meeting AYSHA the tiger. We paid a little extra for a BIG CAT ENCOUNTER and it was worth every penny.The big cat keeper, Kim, also introduced us to Simi, Zena( a poser... More 

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East Cowes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So the Zoo is small, and a tad tired looking but it is well worth a visit. The animals appear beautifully cared for and the keepers are enthusiastic and eager. I have to say the Chef in the Zoo Cafe is brilliant. Sadly I do not know his name, but he's quick to pop out and check all is OK... More 

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2 Thank Kirsty468
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here with my girlfriend in the summer. There was a lot of work going on which fair enough it's got to be done.. but the prices never changed for entry. Ice cream shop was closed too which was a disappointment. Probably because there wasn't enough staff. Poo museum was weird

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Bembridge
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family came to the Island for the day to see us. We went to the Zoo, mainly because they love the big cats. We were very pleasantly surprised by the loving care given to all the animals and by the way the staff were so happy to talk to us. We did the Meer cat experience which WAS an... More 

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3 Thank magalhop
Wymondham, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the zoo in a very cold December morning. We arrived just after opening and one or two of the animals were a bit reluctant to start their day. But the sunshine and promise of food soon changed that. The keepers were helpful and informative and the tigers were stunning

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3 Thank Sara L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited many zoo's both big & small, in Britain & overseas, but this in my opinion is one of the best small zoo that i have had the pleasure of visiting. There is a lovely selection of animals, especially the tigers, they are all well kept & seem content. The best thing I love about this zoo is... More 

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3 Thank Jane S
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a morning wandering around the zoo it's a lovely zoo with some beautiful lions and tigers. A little worn and not like your main stream zoo's but I imagine with not much funding the money is taken up just caring for the animals. Some great talks by the staff and you can tell they really care about the... More 

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3 Thank Lisa M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to the Isle of Wight Zoo on a family holiday to it's beautiful island home. Whilst many people who visit would compare it to the big zoos of the mainland we think this is a wonderful tourist gem on the island's south coast. They have a nice variety of animals and the talks/feeds that take... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another visit left me very pleased with all the improvements made at the zoo. The lion now has big enclosure, as do the tigers. Very pleased as they were cramped before. Only downside, cafe has little choice for food.

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Exeter, Devon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here on Sunday and I have to admit it was smaller than I thought it would be, and the animals did all seem a little sad - particular one tiger who was just pacing up and down all the time. That said it was a cold, grey day which would make anyone grumpy! We went to a lemur talk... More 

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