Isle of Wight Zoo rebrand as The Wildheart Sanctuary.

The world is changing – and it’s time for urgent action. Three years ago Charlotte Corney founded The Wildheart Trust charity to oversee the crucial work of the IOW Zoo but also to address the urgent challenges our planet now faces. A caring, forever home for animals.

For quite some time supporters of the Isle of Wight Zoo have been suggesting that their experience of the IOW Zoo is more one of a Sanctuary. Having taken time to reflect on these valued opinions from their supporters the IOW Zoo team have listened carefully to them. It has become clear that over time, the IOW Zoo has been evolving and has transitioned its role from one of a traditional zoological park to the role of a Sanctuary – a shared space for rescued animals to flourish in a caring environment and for humans to be inspired to take action for the natural world they are an intrinsic part of.