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Isle of Wight Zoo
Member Name: material_girl
Isle of Wight Zoo
Date: 14/04/02, updated on 14/04/02 (350 review reads)
Advantages: helpful and interesting staff, not too busy
Disadvantages: long walk from centre of Sandown, only a few exhibits
We visited Isle of Wight Zoo (Culver Parade, Sandown) on the last day of our trip, because it looks intriguing from the outside and because it is one of the few attractions on the island which would appeal to every age group ( we are considerably younger than the average visitors). The zoo is quite small; there are two main exhibits. We didn't think this was reflected in the price. All the animals had plenty of space and seemed happy and well cared for. The big cat sanctuary contains about 15 animals: tigers, including Zena the white tigress, lions, leopards and jaguars. There are presentations about the different areas throughout the day. The talk about big cats was very informative with lots of detail and the keeper was very enthusiastic and obviously dedicated to his job. There is also a collection of lemurs ( which we had already glimpsed from our hotel room next door!). There is a small play area for children.
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