Isle of Wight Zoo, Sandown

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Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • I’d like to say a massive thank you to Kerry at the Isle of Wight zoo, I had the most amazing experience feeding the tigers. I would highly recommend it.  more »
  • The zoo just gets better and better. The newly arrived Lynx's were a bit shy today (v. chilly out). The cheeseburger and chips in the cafe was one of the best I've ever had. Top quality ingredients...  more »
  • A small zoo but that gives it a more personal vibe. You can go at your own pace. Animals are common and animals you would find in Madagascar. Plenty of places to sit and an awesome educational centre w bugs/snakes/frogs/various types of geckos. The enclosures are well kept and the animals seem happy. Being a small zoo, staff has rapport w the animals. Private tours, being a zoo keeper for the day and informational talks are available. Staff is friendly and approachable. Fabulous greenery and gardens. The tigers are rescues from the circus so they are able to live a happy life and build a rapport w handlers. There is an outdoor kids playground w climbing areas, a fire pole, a trampoline, various swings and figures to take pictures w. The gift shop is amazing w a huge selection and very affordable. Note - you need to pay for parking.
  • Amazing place. I had not been back for around 50 years + The work that they are doing there for the sanctuary and conservation of the Tigers and other animals is exceptional. It's obvious that all the keeper's and staff there care passionately about the animals. I would highly recommend a visit.

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