ROAD WORKS - Please note that there are roadworks in front of the sanctuary from 4th May - 17th June
We will be accessible in both directions throughout these works, although some delays are to be expected

The Isle of Wight Zoo to re-open on 12th April as Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

New name reflects our focus on rescued and threatened wildlife and puts the Isle of Wight at the frontline of the protection of endangered species

The Wildheart Trust will reopen to the public on 12th April with a new name, a new brand and a renewed focus on protecting the world’s most endangered species. The Isle of Wight Zoo is being renamed as the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, reflecting its evolution from a traditional zoo to a rescue-first sanctuary for threatened wildlife.

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BOOK Tickets Online

We recommend booking admission in advance to avoid disappointment for holidays and weekend dates especially. In order to comply with safety regulations we are still working to a cap on numbers, social distancing measures in place and we request you do not visit if you have COVID-19 symptoms. We very much look forward to seeing you in our outside venue for a COVID secure visit.

If you have any questions or queries please contact

ADOPT one of our animals

If you have a particular soft spot for one of our animals, then you can make sure we give them some extra special attention by buying an annual adoption here. In return we will keep you updated on their progress and you’ll get a free day out to come and see them in person. If adoption is for you then click on the icon.

BUY a Membership

Have you considered buying a membership? Our memberships are always popular and will enable you to visit the sanctuary as many times as you like, for a small one off price. If you are buying for a gift - please leave a note in our comments box when ordering if you wish to do this.

For more information on memberships click the button to the right.


Why not peruse our online shop for that armchair shopping trip.

Please note that there will be up to a 2 week delay on shipments during lockdown as there will only be one post day a week - if you need your purchase urgently this will not be possible.


During the spring/autumn lockdown we were incredibly humbled by your food donations - and once again we are reaching out to our local communities to see if you can help us again. Our FOOD HUT is situated at the front of the sanctuary and is available for drop off 24/7 contact free.

Fruit and vegetable donations would be gratefully received and we can always use as much as possible of the following:

  • Sweet Potato - Celeriac - Beetroot - Corn on the cob - Parsnips - Blueberries - Pears - Grapes - Plums - Leafy greens such as Lettuce, Pak Choi, Chicory, Kale, Spring Greens - Peppers - Leeks - Spring Onions - Radishes - Sweetcorn (frozen is fine) - Eggs

We really appreciate you continued support and hope that everyone is able to stay safe during these extraordinary times.

Make an online Donation or Fundraise

If you would like to make a donation online, you can do so by using our Just Giving page. Donations can be made directly or, if you are fundraising, then by connecting to our page with your own fundraiser. All monies raised go directly to ensuring the highest quality of welfare for the residents of the sanctuary.

Daily Talks and Presentations

With our friendly team of animologists

What's New?

Isle of Wight Zoo to re-open on 12th April as Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Posted on March 31st 2021

New name reflects our focus on rescued and threatened wildlife and puts the Isle of Wight at the frontline of ...

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New Beginning

Posted on March 31st 2021

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Posted on November 24th 2020

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