Get there on route 8! Situated in a former Victorian fort, the zoo is a family run establishment with a specialised interest in big cats and lemurs. It's fun and educational for all the family.
From pocket-sized primates to powerful predators, the residents of The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary, will charm and amaze you. The Sanctuary is based on Sandown Beach on the east coast of the Island. Originally family-owned it recently became a registered Charity - The Wildheart Trust, which is dedicated to realising its global ambitions to make a meaningful impact on the health of the natural world while actively improving the well-being of animals in human care.
The Trust aims to promote the survival of endangered species through first class educational and recreational experiences, exemplary animal management, conservation and research. The Sanctuary is well known as a centre for rescued big cats, all have come to their forever homes at different stages of their lives and from a variety of backgrounds.
The Wildheart Trust is Southern Vectis 2022 charity of the Year.