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Isle of Wight Zoo

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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
+44 1983 403883
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We booked the Big Cat experience for 2 people, and had 45 minutes in very close proximity to feed... read more

Reviewed yesterday
NinaMG1971
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SW UK
Worth a look.

It's a shame more people don't visit the zoo. Not many animals there but all rescued from circus or... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Yaverland Road, Sandown PO36 8QB, England
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+44 1983 403883
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Reviewed yesterday

We booked the Big Cat experience for 2 people, and had 45 minutes in very close proximity to feed the tigers and lions. The informative talk by the keeper was mindblowing and we must have taken 50 photos and 30 videos. It's important to book...More

Thank NinaMG1971
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It's a shame more people don't visit the zoo. Not many animals there but all rescued from circus or private owners. The keepers are fabulous , very knowledgeable. Very happy to share their time and talk about the animals. Definite must see, go and do...More

Thank tracey o
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I wasn't expecting a huge zoo on the island but it just seemed a bit too small for what we paid to get in. The zoo prides itself on their tiger and the meerkats. The meerkats were nowhere to be seen except for one lonely...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Haven’t visited for a couple of years and took our young grandchildren for their first visit to a zoo, I understand that they have suffered a loss of lots of their animals since we last visited , however this doesn’t excuse the lack of animals,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice little zoo,easy to walk around, nice to see that they are taking more ill treated large cats mainly from circus's...keep up the good work. Lots of informative talks by staff who were friendly and have the animals interests at heart. Not the largest zoo...More

Thank christinecJ9730CK
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Better to go in good weather, plenty of animals, but not really worth the entrance fee for what is there. for photographers there are glass panels to capture images rather than through fencing in some area's.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although a small zoo, there are plenty of animals to see. I believe that many of them are rescue animals, particularly the tigers. They are building 2 new enclosures to accommodate more tigers that have been rescued from a circus. Monkeys free to scamper about...More

Thank bunkerman
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t wait to go again. The staff were so good and informative, the animals are amazing and beautiful. Well looked after and loved, we spent most of the day there, cafe is not brilliant so suggest a pack lunch which you can eat at park...More

2  Thank Simi1959
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A small Zoo but plenty of talks during the day. All staff are friendly and happy to answer questions. Lovely gift shop and cafe. Most of the tigers and lions have been rescued and are well looked after. If tickets are kept can return to...More

Thank Dawnie742013
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in just after it opened and spent a good few hours ,listened to three of the talks (very interesting) . There are two new enclosures being built for 5 new tigers that have been rescued from a circus and are at the minute in...More

2  Thank lawson77
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helen r
October 16, 2017|
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Response from gareth m | Reviewed this property |
I believe it is, but the hours are different, I think they open 11-3pm between 1st Nov - 9th Feb by the looks of their web site. hope this helps :)
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gloriacoppard
June 4, 2017|
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Response from kimberley0809 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think dogs are allowed unless guide dogs as it can upset the animals. And if I remember rightly it was just over £10 per adult child was £7 I think. You can see online
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