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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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Beautiful big cats!

I visited this Zoo back in the late 60's when I was a young child. I remembered there being some large Snakes there then. Now the focus is the Big Cats. Not much else really. We... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Small zoo could walk round in 2hours max , was muddy when we went as been raining day before. Could do with more paths put in . Animals looked well looked after which is always good.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited this Zoo back in the late 60's when I was a young child. I remembered there being some large Snakes there then. Now the focus is the Big Cats. Not much else really. We took three young Grandchildren who loved the Lions and Tigers. Two hours at the most including eating at the restaurant. It's worth reading the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot believe some of the poor reviews on here. My eldest daughter did work experience here in 2006 and learnt so much from Charlotte and her team that she went on to complete a Hons Degree in Animal Biology and Conservation. When she was there she shadowed the former big cat keeper (Paul) and did everything on a daily... More 

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Thank askme1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

nice zoo with lot very rare white tigers and white lions and a jaguar. u can see right up close to the animals and we even got to see a jaguar being fed. we saw the monkeys being fed. worth the money

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A tired place and in need of an injection of cash to improve it. The volunteers are invaluable to the Zoo. Sad.

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Now, this zoo is very good at explaining everything with lots of information and good for children...however, it focuses on lots of big cats (Jaguar, Lions, lots of Tigers) which although is amazing to see, we kind of felt that once you have seen one.... you have kinda seen them all. I am not being mean or taking anything away... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent little zoo. Especially if you like big cats, with an interesting, regular big cat tour. Ideal for children as not too big and competitively priced with the option to return for just a £1 if within 7 days.

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

A large selection of animals focusing on big cats and lemurs. The kids love it here and we come here fairly regularly. Food is delicious and well priced.

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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the zoo with a group of friends. Spent a very enjoyable few hours walking around looking at the animals. Went on two of the talks given by the trainer's, very interesting and learnt so much about the animals and their lives before they came to the zoo. Would recommend children and adults alike to visit.

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Sandown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took two of our teenage grandchildren for a day out here. Had not been for over ten years and could not believe the changes!!! Great. Had a brilliant time and we all joined in collecting the 'stamps' at different points on our cards. Lunch was expensive on site. Everywhere clean and tidy. Enclosures and viewing opportunities improved. Would recommend.

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