SOS - Save Our Animal Sanctuary - How can you help?

The Isle of Wight Zoo

How can I support The Wildheart Trust home to the Isle of Wight Zoo during these challenging times?

We are a charity and cannot stress enough how important your support is to us. We rely on visitors and there are many challenges ahead of us as we face not only lock-down, but a period of reduced visitation in the months to come.

As a charity we provide homes for animals rescued from dire circumstances. We also promote the survival of endangered species through first class educational and recreational experiences, exemplary animal management, conservation and research. We rely on donations and visitors to our Sanctuary. Without your support we couldn’t look after our animals here, or continue with our conservation partnerships protecting wildlife in India, Madagascar and here on the Isle of Wight.

We know these are uncertain times for everyone but if you can support us, no matter how big or small, you will be making a real difference to the lives of our animals and helping us to run our Sanctuary through this difficult and challenging time. There are many ways to help us.

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Sanctuary Saver Vouchers

We are hoping that our 'Sanctuary Saver Vouchers' will be a win-win for our supporters and for our sanctuary! Our ambitious aim is to sell 10,000 tickets at £10 each in order to raise £100,000 to help fund our critical animal welfare and operational costs throughout the COVID-19 crisis. If you or your family and friends are feeling the strain of the social distancing restrictions and need a wildlife experience to look forward too then this discount entrance voucher is for you... or them! In exchange for your kind support we will welcome you (once we are able to re-open) to spend the day with us in our little oasis by the sea surrounded by our very special Wildheart animals and team.


If you would like to make a donation now, or are worried that you may not be able to travel to see us for some time, you can help out by visiting our crowdfunder. Just click on the SOS appeal button. Every penny you give will go directly towards keeping the Sanctuary running so we can continue to care for our animals during these testing times.


Our memberships are always popular and will enable you to visit the Sanctuary as many times as you like, for a small one off price. We will ensure that all memberships bought during lock-down are not activated until our opening date to ensure everyone gets the full use of their annual membership.


If you have a particular soft spot for one of our animals, then you can make sure we give them some extra special attention by buying an annual adoption here. In return we will keep you updated on their progress and you’ll get a free day out to come and see them in person. If adoption is for you then click on the icon.

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