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A zoo with gorgeous big cats. Review with images

Advantagesreasonable price, pay £1 to go bk within 7 days, gorgeous cats, animals looked happy

Disadvantagesbit run-down, could do with improving a little

"...= = = = 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 they 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 they are still famous locally for it. Nowadays they focus on looking after older tigers and giving them a happy retirement. Providing ..." Read review

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Community Level 5Critchyboy


The Animal Fair Beside The Seaside. Review with images

AdvantagesLoads of Big Cats and Lemurs.

DisadvantagesAnimals in enclosures.

"...spent a morning at the Isle of Wight Zoo. And there wasn’t a single horse in sight…thank goodness for that. ***GETTING THERE*** Hop on a ferry / fast ferry / hovercraft from Portsmouth or Southampton and within half an hour you’re there. Wightlink (www.wightlink.co.uk) are the biggest ferry operators with approximately 200 crossings a day and offer three routes onto the Island. For example: A sailing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne or ..." Read review

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Community Level 4Absy_Baby


It's a sanctuary, not a zoo!

AdvantagesLots of big cats and educational

DisadvantagesYou assume there are more animals calling it a "zoo"

"...have just been to the Isle of Wight and as it was October and sunbathing wasn't an option I decided to make the most of nature and wildlife both native and imported. Location: ~~~~~~~~~~~ The Isle of Wight Zoo also known as the Tiger Sanctuary is located on Sandown front, it is accessible from the main beach road (B3395) and overlooks the sea and next to Browns Golf. There is a car park on the site. My other half had visited the Tiger Sanctuary ..." Read review

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Community Level 2Gladallover


Tiger Island Needs a Revamp Review with images

AdvantagesInexpensive. Can see lots of big cats up close.

DisadvantagesNeeds A LOT of work. Doesn't take long to see the whole attraction.

"I visited the Isle of Wight Zoo in June 2008 during a day trip to the island. We were camping in the New Forest and decided to hop over the channel to visit the zoo after picking up a brochure and discovering that the zoo was home to 'ITV's Tiger Island'. The Isle of Wight Zoo is situated in Sandown on the south east coast of the island. It is built around an old Victorian fort and is easy to notice by its large, thick walls upon which stands a ..." Read review

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Tiger Island

AdvantagesRecently Upgraded

Disadvantagesanimals in cages

"Isle of Wight Zoo.... The Isle of Wight Zoo is open throughout the months of March to October. There is a charge of around £5 to enter the Zoo but you can spend as long as you want looking round the grounds. The Zoo has just had a re-vamp and is looking far better than it did a few years ago. They have a good selection of animals there and most famously have a white tiger. Other animals include monkeys, reptiles and lemurs. The Zoo has recently ..." Read review

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Community Level 2headshot


You call this a zoo?

Advantagesdifferent animals from some zoos

Disadvantagesterrible living conditions, small cages, lack of animals to see.

"...week long stay at the Isle of Wight. And I must say, it was brilliant. really peacefull and quiet in the evenings but loads t o do in the day, I would recomend it to anyone. But any way, back on topic. Before we left fro the Isle every body was always telling us how amazing the zoo was, how it was the best atraction on the island, how if we didnt go we would be missing out! So naturaly when we found ourselves outside the entrance one day, we headed ..." Read review

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