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Isle of Wight Zoo

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Address: Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
Phone Number: 01983 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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Nice little zoo

A very tidy and well though out zoo. Unfortunately we didn't see many animals as it was a warm day and they were cooling in the shade. Nevertheless we did see some and enjoyed our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Janine M
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Guiseley- Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We visited after seeing the zoo last year but it was closed so I waited a year to visit. it was pretty mediocre as zoos go looking a bit unkept. The cages could have done with a bit of a clean and some of them needed filling as they were completely empty. The highlight of the visit was the tiger... More 

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Waterbeach, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Isle of Wight Zoo and thought it was great this Summer. Lots of tigers to admire and a whole variety of other animals too.

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

Even though some of the big cats have past away since I last visited the zoo still plenty to see and beautiful big cats .Parking is extra at the zoo on top of your entry fee but you can return within a week for £1 I believe .

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

A very tidy and well though out zoo. Unfortunately we didn't see many animals as it was a warm day and they were cooling in the shade. Nevertheless we did see some and enjoyed our visit.

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1 Thank Janine M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is not the biggest but the staff really make it!! About £10 per person great talks and even a tiger enrichment which was amazing 5* without great staff tho this place wouldnt be 5*!! Awesome and good day out

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

This is quite a small zoo but the animals look very healthy and appear to benefit from well thought out enclosures. The big cats all appear to be animals rescued from circuses and the like so more power to them.

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1 Thank Chris M
Lincolnshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I thought the £10 entry fee for seniors was a little steep, but I have not visited other zoos so have nothing to compare it with. I thought the PLUTO exhibition was stimulating: the zoo incorporates the remains of an old fort which was used during the last war to help pipe petrol across the channel and ultimately all the... More 

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Sussex, ENGLAND
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this morning and was a bit disappointed with what we saw. Few animals out, lots of empty cages and the animals we did see looked thoroughly fed up. Obviously the zoo needs donations which I totally understand but stinging you for £3 just to park - including disabled drivers is just a rip off. Put the £3 on the... More 

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Sholing, null, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Guide prices can be deceiving. We arrived with about an hour to spare before it closed, senior citizen rate was £10 each, Plus the £3 car parking charge, I thought the zoo cost us £23 for what was basically a 45 minute walk thru was rather expensive. They could easily have reduced the price for the last hour. I know... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great little zoo, very compactand not much walking but loads to see. Been many times ideal for small children. Really recommended.

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