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Isle of Wight Zoo

Sandown Category For the Family, Nature & Wildlife
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The Isle of Wight Zoo is a family-run zoo with a special interest in tigers and lemurs. The zoo was built within the ruins of a Victorian Fort built to guard Sandown's coast, which means we face one of the Isle of Wight's nicest beaches. Once upon a time the zoo owners used to walk tiger cubs on the beach, and is still famous locally for it. Nowadays it focuses on looking after older tigers and giving them a happy retirement.

The zoo has a variety of animals, but we specialise in two particular areas - tigers and lemurs. The keepers have their own specific sections, which allows them to get to know the personalities of the animals in their care very well. Why not explore this section and find out which our of animals are the headstrong type, which are the softies and which like to keep the keepers on their toes?

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