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Team Tigres 48 Cycle Challenge in aid of

Tiger Conservation


The Isle of Wight Zoo will be hosting an exciting two day fundraising event with a 48hr cycling challenge, on 11th / 12th July, in aid of wild tiger conservation.

Team Tigres is made up to two teams of 5 female amateur riders including the IOW Zoo’s Director, Charlotte Corney and Marketing Manager Karen-Jane Dudley for the fundraiser which will comprise of two road race bikes, two static turbo trainers and a mountain of sheer determination! The rule is simple, the team must cover a combined distance total of 1,156 km within 48 hrs to achieve their goal .

The Team Tigres challenge is continuing to gather a great flow of support on both the Isle of Wight and further afield with bikes and turbo trainers kindly being supplied by Al’s bikes in Sandown  & Marin Bikes UK;  Betapak have kindly offered to supply the team with energy bars and drinks to keep the team at full speed throughout their challenge; Norfolk China have also generously sponsored the teams efforts.

Support for the event has come as far afield as Europe with two Dutch riders, Mariet Van Schie and Iris De Kruyff (who spent 3 months as interns at the IOW Zoo in 2014/15)

Team Tigres have received a huge boost in the past few days with confirmation that Dutch founded animal charity WWAR ( World Wide Animal Rescue ) have kindly pledged to make a significant donation giving the team an additional incentive to keep those wheels spinning .

Additional sponsors are being continually added and a full list of official sponsors will be available during the challenge and company logos will be proudly added to the Team Tigres kits.

The team have recently launched their own dedicated website to enable supporters to donate and add their support for the team alongside their own twitter page  @team_tigres

ALL FUNDS raised from the Team Tigres challenge will be donated directly to the in-situ tiger conservation project which the IOW Zoo fund s for further details of the project please use the link below

Pet cats 4 wild cats

Could your cat help to protect their wild cousins ? 

Could your cat help to protect their wild cousins ?

Twin him or her with a wild tiger to help protect a wild cousin in India Many of our visitors have pet cats and often comment on similarities between their own cats and the big cats at the zoo.

The Isle of Wight Zoo has launched its latest support initiative to help save wild Tiger by offering a tangible link that enables domestic cats to support their wild cousins in India .

The Isle of Wight Zoo provides funding for an in situ Tiger Conservation project in Bhadra Tiger Reserve  in India ,for a £20.00 donation your cat will be sent a special certificate showing their support for their wild cousins along with a detailed summary fact sheet of the Tiger Conservtion project they are supporting .

The isle of Wight Zoo is very proud of its involvement with this vital Tiger Conservation project which would not be possible without the highly valued support of staff , volunteers and our wonderful supporters and visitors .

To bring out the wild streak and give the purrrrrfect gift for the cat who has everything please click on the following link

Ever wanted to compare a Meerkat ???? well now you can at the Isle of Wight Zoo , each day we offer our visitors and opportunity to join our keepers with a unforgettable encounter available at " Suricata Lodge " our stunning 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. This encounter is suitable for 8yrs of age and over.

Adopt an animal Animal Experience Really Wild Photography Gift Shop

Zoo News

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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