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Each day throughout the winter ( weather permitting ) watch our keepers as they feed our animals and share their knowledge Daily winter animal feed timetable
Official " Simi " Welcome Weekend -Sat 30th /Sun 31st Jan 2016 - 11am-3pm
Join us this weekend Sat 30th - Sun 31st January from 11am-3.pm to help celebrate the arrival of Simi our latest rescued tiger
Simi the ex-circus tiger arrived at the zoo from Belgium on 17th January and has spent the first couple of weeks quietly settling in and becoming familiar with her new surroundings.
This weekend we will be offically celebrating her arrival with our visitors .
Special winter and Island resident rates apply
Simi the ex-circus tiger arrives at the Isle of Wight Zoo
Simi the ex-circus tiger has finally arrived from Belgium and is happily settling into her new home. Simi was seized, on welfare grounds, from a circus in German 2 years ago. Since then she has been living in Natuurhulpcentrum rescue centre in Belgium. The IOW Zoo agreed to provide her with a lifelong home over a year ago but only recently received permission from the authorities to import her. The delay in her transfer was brought to light by the Island’s MP, Andrew Turner, during Prime Ministers Questions in the House of Commons in September. The zoo team are relieved and overjoyed to have Simi safely in their care.