The message from Zoo Director, Charlotte Corney, is clear "put down your iPads, mute your mobiles and turn on your basic instincts because the Adventure Activities team are ready to bring out the animal in you". We’ve evolved into an extraordinary species but along the way have lost many of our earlier survival skills and in no place is this more apparent than a zoo where we come face-to-face with some of natures’ finest examples of predator and prey. Owen Burson, Director of Adventure Activities Isle of Wight, believes that the zoos’ tigers, monkeys and other animals will provide the perfect motivation for people to get back in touch with their wild side, he says "Our vision is twofold we want to inspire a taste for adventure and we want to help build an awareness of what these incredible animals are capable of; can you balance like a Capuchin Monkey, climb like a Tiger or hunt like a Tawny Owl?".
Those brave enough to ascend to the top of the newly installed 30ft climbing wall will be rewarded with a unique view of Casper and Frosty, the zoos’ white lions – and no doubt the sight of clothed primates scrambling up a rock face will be rather stimulating for the lions too! For the more terrestrially orientated adventurer, an archery range will be erected close by for anyone wanting to challenge their hand-eye coordination. The goats at Zoolittle Farm are set to be entertained by observing the circus skills training in action while the meerkat mob will supervise bush-skills and nature games stationed at Suricata Lodge.
We will also see the return of our very popular daily " Animals are Amazing " tours , come and join our friendly tour guides as they open up the world of nature and introduce visitors to our animals throughout the day including our daily Big Cat enrichment feeds and a chance to find out just how much a big cat can eat, there is also our magical Lemur presentations to learn about these adorable creatures and of course our cheeky meerkat's , watch our presenters become " human termite mounds " as they introduce you to our special little gang .
We look forward to warmly welcoming both new and returning visitors to a truly wild adventure at the isle of Wight Zoo in 2015
Ever wanted to compare a Meerkat
???? well now you can at the Isle of Wight Zoo , each day we offer our visitors and opportunity to join our keepers with a unforgettable encounter available at " Suricata Lodge " our stunning African style Kalahari Meerkat experience area.
If you fancy the opportunity to be
used as a human termite mound by our friendly mob of Meerkat's then why not
treat yourself or your children to an encounter in our specially designed
undercover area? Tickets are sold on the day on a first-come-first-served basis. This encounter is suitable for 8yrs of age and over.