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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).

Come and Visit


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

Benji and Balu’s new bear habitat revealed

Posted on May 21, 2024

We’re excited to share our plans for the new bear habitat! This new habitat will occupy a 3,500 metre square…

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Chris and the gardening club on their way to plant some trees.

The Sanctuary receives grant funding to plant native trees!

Posted on April 25, 2024

In February and March, we planted 27 native trees within the Sanctuary’s grounds, thanks to grant funding from The Tree…

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The new outdoor tortoise habitat.

Corporate volunteers build a new outdoor tortoise habitat!

Posted on April 15, 2024

Last month, we welcomed a corporate volunteering team from local business Cherry Godfrey for an exciting day of volunteering at…

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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