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
Madagascar Safari
Farmyard Animals Encounter
Meerkat Encounter (Minimum age 8 years. Extra charge applies)
Big Cat Safari
Animal Encounters - Education Centre

What's New?

Kumba and Vigo Move House

Posted on January 31st 2020

We have great news! Kumba and Vigo have moved in to their purpose built new lion house here at the Isle of Wig...

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A Birdwatching Year in Sandown Bay with Natural Links

Posted on January 16th 2020

Winter into Early Spring Sessions 2020 - Tuesday 5 February - Wednesday 4 March – Tuesday 7 April All sessions...

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IOW Zoo's Wishlist goes viral!

Posted on January 15th 2020

We have been humbled by the number of you supporting us through our Amazon wishlist! Thankyou What started as ...

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