What a treat to get to see some of the most vulnerable big cats in the world, rescued into their forever home. Will you see the King of the Jungle, Casper, who is often found surveying the scene below from his favourite rock? With many more furry and feathered friends to visit the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is a fabulous place to visit.


The Wildheart Animal Sanctuary is based on Sandown Beach, Winner of BBC Countryfile Magazines 2019 Beach of the Year Award, which is on the east coast of the Island. The Sanctuary recently became a registered Charity and is well known as a centre for rescued big cats, all having come to their forever homes at the Sanctuary at different stages of their lives and from a variety of backgrounds.

There is so much to see at the Sanctuary, from pocket sized primates to powerful predators and cheeky meerkats to playful lemurs and so many more, the residents of Wildheart Animal Sanctuary will charm and amaze you.

The latest arrivals are a pair of Servals called Tafkap and Xirus, rescued from the illegal pet trade in France, now in their forever home and eager to meet you!

You can refuel at the Wildheart Café, serving hot/cold food as well as hot and cold drinks and snacks. There is a picnic area and a play area for the children to let off steam. As you leave the Sanctuary, remembering the animals you’ve met, don’t forget to pick up a memento of your stay from the Wildheart Shop.

Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Address: Yaverland Road, Sandown, Isle of Wight PO36 8QB