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
Big Cat Safari
Meerkat Talk and/or Encounter
Tiger Safari
Monkey Safari
Big Cat Enrichment
Reptiles and Invertebrates
Lion Safari

What's New?

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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Supporting Local Advocacy for Tiger Conservation

Posted on February 8th 2019

SAVE THE DATE - MAY 11th 2019 We have an amazing opportunity to meet one of the team members who works with th...

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Begin Birdwatching in the Bay

Posted on February 1st 2019

We are excited to announce a new opportunity for all novice bird-watching enthusiasts! Dave Fairlamb of Natura...

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