Kids day out in Wight ZooTagged as outdoor, zoo
Isle of Wight
PO36 8QB, United Kingdom
About Wight Zoo
Home to Britain's largest collection of tigers, this award winning zoo has been a dedicated ally to the tiger for over a quarter of a century. The Zoo also cares for a wide range of other animals including lions, leopards, jaguars, lemurs, monkeys, snakes, spiders and lizards. All our animals are housed in a wide variety of naturalistic enclosures that encourage them to display their natural behaviours. During your visit you can take in The Tiger Sanctuary, Lemurland and Nature's Nightmares, the Zoo's newly opened Kanha Enclosure has recently been described as one of the best new zoo enclosures in the world. Our dedicated Education Officer is on hand to deal with school groups, while our commitment to education and conservation is highlighted in the popular keeper presentations that take place throughout the day.
The Island's zoo still remains under it's original private ownership from the takeover in 1976. Today, the IOW Zoo is going from strength to strength having firmly established itself as a serious centre for wild animal management and conservation. The zoo now houses The Tiger Sanctuary and Lemurland. These two areas have naturally evolved as products of our main areas of specialisation; tigers and lemurs. Conservation projects to support in-situ work in India and Madagascar are in progress and look set to make a significant contribution towards the preservation of tigers and lemurs in their native habitats. The zoo now operates a fully-fledged education department catering for the visiting public and for schools. Re-generation and expansion of the zoo's facilities, for both animals and visitors, is on-going.