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Winter at the Isle of Wight Zoo 2014 - We are now open 7 days a Week 11.00 am - 3.00 pm ( weather permitting )


A sad farewell to Charlie Brown

There's no easy way to bring this news... At 1am on Friday 12th December we had to make the sad decision to put our beloved African Lion Charlie Brown to sleep

Despite apparently positive results from the chemotherapy it seems Charlie had suffered an aneurism which is likely related to the lymphoma so we had no choice .

There are no words to describe how he will be sadly missed, he leaves behind his companion Nahla & a huge number of human friends who have deeply feel the loss of a warm and big hearted lion.

We still can't believe he's gone but he at least spent his last few months enjoying life with his life partner.

Thank you Charlie for gifting us with the privilege of being part of your life .

Bat facts at the Isle of Wight Zoo this winter

Come and join Graham Street from the Isle of Wight Zoo Bat Hospital who will be visiting the zoo one Sunday each month throughout the winter .

Graham will be presenting a " Meet the Bats " session at approx 1.00pm in the education centre on Sunday 16th November , Sunday 21st December , Sunday 25th January and Sunday February 25th

so why not call in and find out more about the importance of work of the Isle of Wights Bat hospital and just what makes these special little creatures so fascinating

Come and visit us this winter !!!

The warm summer has now passed by and winter is now upon us but a very warm welcome awaits you at the isle of Wight Zoo .

For the first time we are opening our doors to welcome visitors 7 days a week throughout the winter so why not call in and enjoy a magical day out seeing just what cheeky antics our animals get up to in the winter  .

From 3rd November 2014 - 13th February 2015 we will be open 7 days a week from 11.00 am - 3.00 pm ( weather permitting ) Please note we will be closed on Christmas Day

Isle of Wight Zoo animals living a lot for a little less

A number of the Isle of Wight Zoo animals are enjoying living a lot for a little less with kind help from supermarket chain Aldi

Aldi are kindly donating fruit and vegetables that have gone past its shelf date to the Zoo to help reduce its wastage .Cowes store manager Mike said " We are always happy to support local projects and do whatever we can to help "



Come and meet the Meerkats !!!


The Isle of Wight Zoo is pleased to announce that our brand new daily Meerkat encounters are now available at " Suricata Lodge " our stunning new African style Kalahari Meerkat experience area.

If you fancy the opportunity to be used as a human termite mound by our friendly mob of Meerkat's then why not treat yourself or your children to an encounter in our specially designed undercover area? Tickets are sold on the day on a first-come-first-served basis .

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New Heaters Donated by Veito


4th March 2014
Veito carbon infra-red heaters keep the Isle of Wight Zoo and its animals warm with a donation of twelve heaters.


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