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A Crafty Thankyou - FULLY BOOKED

Posted on September 16th 2020

18/9/2020 THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKEDWe want to say a huge Thank-you to everyone who has helped us through ...

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We're Good to Go

Posted on July 14th 2020

We are thrilled to announce our acquisition of the ‘We’re Good To Go’ Industry Standard mark. This means that ...

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CORONAVIRUS safety measures - Q&A

Posted on June 23rd 2020

UPDATED 18th SeptemberWhat COVID-19 safety precautions are the The Wildheart Trust taking? We have worked hard...

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ROARsome news - We are re-opening on 19th June - With safety measures in place!

Posted on June 12th 2020

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be opening our doors to visitors on the 19th June following the long-aw...

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Zoo launches new webcams to ensure that gone doesn’t mean forgotten!

Posted on March 26th 2020

We may be closed for a while due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but that’s not going to stop the public from keepin...

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Keeping in touch and how you can help

Posted on March 25th 2020

The Isle of Wight Zoo Is Temporarily Closed Until 19th June We might be closed but our staff and animals are s...

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​Zoo home to the oldest lemur in the world?

Posted on February 28th 2020

Animal Carer Gary claims to be caring for oldest living captive brown lemur in the world ! A leap year maybe ...

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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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Australia’s Bushfire Emergency

Posted on January 7th 2020

We know we are not alone in our horror at the terrible situation in Australia, with the catastrophic bushfires...

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Christmas Trees, Animal Enrichment and Volunteering here at the zoo!

Posted on January 6th 2020

Thanks for all your donations of Christmas Trees – we didn’t even need to ask but your enquiries were well tim...

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Our beloved Simi

Posted on December 12th 2019

It is with great sadness that we must report that our beautiful tigress Simi passed away last week after a sho...

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Zoo appeals for lionhearted Christmas gifting

Posted on December 11th 2019

While people are busy decorating their homes for the festive period, Isle of Wight Zoo in Hampshire has come u...

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CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

Posted on November 22nd 2019

KIDS GO FREE FOR CHRISTMAS! Join us over the Christmas period and spend the day with our amazing animal reside...

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International Zoo Educators Day

Posted on November 14th 2019

Today, Thursday 14th November, is International Day of Zoo and Aquarium Educators. On what better way to celeb...

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The Animals’ Christmas

Posted on November 7th 2019

Calling all reception and primary schools.... bring your class and enjoy a magical day at the Zoo! Christmas i...

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Hedgehog Day - Saturday 26th October

Posted on October 21st 2019

This Saturday, 26th October, is Hedgehog Day at the Isle of Wight Zoo! This is a great opportunity to come and...

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Welcome to our new mob of meerkats!

Posted on October 21st 2019

The Isle of Wight Zoo is delighted to welcome some new residents. Recently arrived from the Welsh Mountain Zoo...

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The Big Hedgehog Count!

Posted on October 8th 2019

Hedgehog Island is a brand new campaign organised by The Wildheart Trust and local voluntary hedgehog rescue g...

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Sadly our beloved Aysha has passed away

Posted on October 3rd 2019

The beautiful Aysha sadly passed away on the evening of Wednesday 2nd October at the age of 21. Her health had...

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Christmas Lunch at the Zoo!

Posted on September 28th 2019

Not started planning your Christmas lunch or get-together with work colleagues or friends yet? Then why not co...

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Come to the Spooky Zoo this half term!

Posted on September 23rd 2019

Bring your little ghosts and ghouls and join us for a spell with our spooktastically-themed activities during ...

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Zoo stocks One water exclusively!

Posted on September 13th 2019

What is One water? Well to put it simply it's life-changing, ethical and 100% British spring water. Why is it...

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It's open... come and try our new adventure playground

Posted on August 7th 2019

The Isle of Wight Zoo is delighted to announce that the long awaited opening of it's adventure playground has ...

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Schools out... and there's so much to see!

Posted on July 26th 2019

As the schools have finally broken up and the Summer sizzles then a trip to the Isle of Wight Zoo is a must! W...

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The Wildheart Trust is honoured to join the White-tailed Eagle Steering Group

Posted on July 12th 2019

We are delighted to announce The Wildheart Trust will be represented by our Chief Executive Veronica Chrisp on...

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Local artist Tony Trowbridge is behind our rejuvenated arches!

Posted on July 10th 2019

Painting on a canvas larger than your average living room wall would be a daunting task for most artists but n...

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EXCITING NEW PLAY AREA TO OPEN WEDNESDAY 7th AUGUST

Posted on July 9th 2019

We are incredibly excited to announce that we will be unveiling a new adventure playground. We are sure you wi...

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4th July - ​Slow Radio: Dusk to dawn at the Isle of Wight Zoo

Posted on June 25th 2019

So this is a bit exciting and something very different for us! Recently the enthusiastic and talented Anthony ...

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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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UPDATE - GIRONA 19/11/2018

Posted on November 19th 2018

Since arriving at the Isle of Wight Zoo our five amazing ex-circus tigers have been settling in and making the...

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Founder Day Experiences

Posted on November 16th 2018

We are incredibly excited to announce a new experience for 2019 here at the Isle of Wight Zoo! Available to bo...

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Aysha Turns 20!

Posted on August 7th 2018

Deputy Animal Manager and Senior Big Cat Keeper Caz Lorek organised a birthday celebration with a difference r...

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Adopt a rescued tiger today

Posted on August 1st 2018

Five tigers, rescued from a Spanish Circus are settling in nicely at the Isle of Wight Zoo and are now ready f...

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Funds climb with charity abseil

Posted on July 12th 2018

Brave fundraisers recently added over £10,000 to our Hearts for Tigers appeal by abseiling down the Emirates S...

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Zoo partygoers had a wild time!

Posted on July 12th 2018

It’s official. Visitors to our recent party night hosted by Chris Packham enjoyed a thoroughly wild night, mee...

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Five Rescued Ex-circus Tigers Find Forever Home

Posted on July 9th 2018

Five tigers who have spent years being forced to perform in a Spanish travelling circus are settling in well a...

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From tiger teens to realising conservation dreams

Posted on June 27th 2018

As the person behind the Isle of Wight Zoo and The Wildheart Trust, Charlotte Corney’s love of animals and nat...

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