Isle of Wight Zoo, Sandown

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If you're a fan of big cats or interested in the wildlife of Madagascar, head to Isle of Wight Zoo. Here you'll find a handful of African lions, jaguars, and tigers, one of which is white. In the Madagascan exhibits, you'll see ring-tailed, black-and-white ruffed, red ruffed, and mongoose lemurs, among others. You can also view spider monkeys and capuchins. Take a tour to learn more about the zoo's big cats (check the schedule ahead of time, as it varies according to season). The zoo also houses a few wallabies, and you can interact with them by purchasing a token at the entrance for a small extra fee. Plan to visit Isle of Wight Zoo during your Sandown vacation using our convenient Sandown trip itinerary builder site .
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Isle of Wight Zoo Reviews
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  • call this a zoo I don't think so. I will say this the lady to the shop was really friendly asked if we had a nice time and a nice day and chatted to my children as well. which you don't get in many pl...  more »
  • Although called IOW Zoo, this place is now a charity, the Wildheart Trust. It rescues and cares for big cats that cannot be returned to the wild. Some of their cats are ex circus cats that have been m...  more »
  • First time visiting the IOW so really wanted to visit the zoo, had read previous reviews and knew it was small and wouldn’t take long to long around. We went for opening time and wasn’t very busy so g...  more »
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  • Small, family run zoo. It's lovely! Walk around it in about 45 minutes, go and have a cake and cuppa then walk around again. You see different things each time around. Later near closing the animals are more lively,they seem to know it's food and bedtime! All the keepers and staff were so knowledgeable and friendly. Not at all expensive, and if you keep the receipt you can get back any day for £1 during the same week.
  • I visited the zoo with my family during the Easter holidays and we had a fantastic time. The lady who was doing the talks was so friendly & engaging. She talked with the kids & was happy to engage with us throughout the day outside of the scheduled talks. The animals looked healthy & happy & it was wonderful seeing so many big cats up close! Loved it.
  • A wonderful day out in the sunshine. Fantastic and informative keepers who obviously love their animals and their jobs. Would highly recommend the Meerkat experience which I feel is incredibly good value. Casper the Lion is worth seeing any day of the week.
  • Nice zoo but a bit small from what expected. We went during easter long weekend and we attended each event organised through the day. That's when we got to see more cute and funny actions from the animals. They also have a lovely cafe restaurant and gift shop. Bit disappointed with toilet facilities.
  • About 10 animals when we visited. £10 per child. Do you find this acceptable? I understand that your big cats were under renovation but you could have reduced the price temporarily.
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