Welcome to The Isle of Wight Zoo

From pocket sized primates to powerful predators, the residents of The Isle of Wight Zoo, will charm and amaze you. The Zoo is based on Sandown Beach, Winner of BBC Countryfile Magazines 2019 Beach of the Year Award, which is on the east coast of the Island. Originally family-owned it recently became a registered Charity - The Wildheart Trust, which is dedicated to realising its global ambitions to make a meaningful impact on the health of the natural world while actively improving the well-being of animals in human care.

The Trust aims to promote the survival of endangered species through first class educational and recreational experiences, exemplary animal management, conservation and research. The Zoo is well known as a centre for rescued big cats, all have come to their forever homes at the Zoo at different stages of their lives and from a variety of backgrounds.

Plan Your Visit

Daily Talks and Presentations

With our friendly team of animologists
10:30
Madagascar Safari
11:30
Big Cat Safari
12:30
Meerkat Talk and/or Encounter
14:00
Tiger Safari
15:00
Monkey Safari
15:30
Coatis & Raccoons
16:00
Lion Safari

What's New?


Chris Packham's Party at the Zoo

Posted on May 24th 2019

On Friday 5th July, Chris Packham will be hosting this year's Party at the Zoo, an evening fundraiser of fun a...

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Kumba and Vigos Big Journey

Posted on February 28th 2019

We are incredibly proud to announce that Kumba and Vigo arrived safely at the zoo in the early hours of this m...

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Brexit threatens to make Isle of Wight lion rescue a ‘no deal’

Posted on January 21st 2019

The ongoing uncertainty of Brexit is threatening the final chapter of a complex rescue and rehabilitation effo...

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