Seaview Wildlife Encounter to close

The Wildlife Park at Seaview on the Isle of Wight closed last Sunday after 44 years, it was first opened in 1971 by the current director parents.

She blamed increasing legislation as one reason why the park was closing, and the fact that the business does not earn any money outside the tourist season.

The park has been home to donkeys, alpacas, penguins, otters and other animals and has been enjoyed by many young visitors in the tourist season.

The animals will be re homed in other collections.