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The Wildheart Trust

The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary’s name reflects our focus on rescued and threatened wildlife and puts the Isle of Wight at the frontline for the protection of endangered species.

The Wildheart Trust actively funds and donates its human resources to assist with the in-situ conservation of tigers (in India), lemurs (in Madagascar), and rare moths (on the Isle of Wight).

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Meet our Rescues

Our Sanctuary has a variety of animals, but we specialise in two particular areas – tigers and lemurs. Our keepers have their own specific sections, which allows them to get to know the personalities of the animals in their care very well.


Visit Us in Sandown Bay

We can be found on Yaverland Road, Sandown, directly opposite the beach.


Adopt & Donate

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 adoption package.


Animal Encounters & Experiences

Our wildlife experiences are a perfect opportunity for anyone who has ever wanted to get a little closer to wildlife.

World Serval Day

18th March

The Wildheart Trust launched World Serval Day in 2023 to raise awareness and support our SERVIVAL campaign which aims to ban the breeding of exotic wild cats with domestic cats within the UK. This abhorrent practice has no place in the 21st Century and does untold harm and long term damage to feline species.

Together we can make a difference. Together we roar.


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Sanctuary News

Goat playground

Designing the perfect playground for our goat herd!

Posted on July 04, 2024

Goats are known for their lively and curious nature, and our African Pygmy and Anglo Nubian goats here at the…

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Join us for the BIG Bear Ride on 21st July 2024!

Posted on July 01, 2024

Plans have been announced for a BIG Bear Ride with a difference! The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is hugely excited to…

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We’re taking on the Three Peaks for Bears this month!

Posted on June 05, 2024

On 20th June, three Wildheart employees will be undertaking the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for our rescue of…

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Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QB

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is a trading name of The Wildheart Trust, registered in England and Wales.
Company Number: 10238727, Registered Charity Number: 1171144. Registered Office: Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QB.
Photography Credit: Chris Boyce, Keith Johnson, Charl Bailie; K1 Photography