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Durrell Wildlife Park

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Address: Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
Phone Number: +44 1534 860000
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Description: Founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, Durrell Wildlife...
Founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, Durrell Wildlife Park was officially renamed in his honour in 2006, having previously been known as 'Jersey Zoo'. It's 32 acres of beautifully landscaped park and farm lands are home to over 130 species of animal, many of which are endangered or vulnerable in the wild. The park serves as a sanctuary, captive breeding and research centre, and is the 'base' for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's worldwide efforts to save species from extinction. The onsite facilities include a YHA accredited hostel, luxury 'wildlife camp' and Durrell Conservation Academy - which to date has trained over 3,500 conservationists from 135 countries.
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This is a relatively small wildlife place to visit by most modern standards but as a result has a great feel to it and really encourages you to spend more time looking at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a relatively small wildlife place to visit by most modern standards but as a result has a great feel to it and really encourages you to spend more time looking at the animals. My girlfriend and I signed up for the bat experience and found it absolutely fantastic. The staff member who took us around was very friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our visit to Durrell. It was very interesting to see the exhibition about Gerald Durrell's life and how the wildlife park came to be there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A visit on my birthday and a lovely sunny day made for a wonderful visit. Bears, Meerkats, Gorillas, frogs... All brilliant loved it. Good value and also a good cafe too.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I became a member of the Wildlife Park when my first son was born 30 years ago and although expensive it is worth every penny. Their mission is to save species from extinction. Over the years both sons + taking friends, and family have had great times. For myself when studying at college I used to take all my books,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

The Jersey zoo is full of amazing animals and has a great atmosphere. I take my nephew and niece there once a month and we love it just as much each time. The zoo is also educational and there are some intersting talks throughout the day. As well as this, Durrell is also doing great things to help wildlife here... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

During our weekend break my wife surprised me with an Ape Shiftat Durrell's, which consisted of making afternoon treats for the resident Gorilla Family, we were met at the visitors centre and taken to the education centre where we made porriidge and sultana filled bamboo for the gorillas.We met Mark one of the gorillas keepers at their exhibit, we were... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fabulous layout, amazing animals which are obviously well looked after - but wow the cost. Durrell is definitely doing a great job in their conservation work but I wood have thought that in the long run keeping the costs down (entrance fees etc) wood allow people to return more often rather than like myself who will at most make it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I live in Jersey and had a friend over who wanted to visit the center,so having not been myself for a number of years we went along.I know it was February and a miserable day,but even so it was a huge disappointment.To charge£14.50 per adult is outrageous,i had to try and justify the fee to my friend who was shocked... More 

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DurrellWildlifePark, Public Relations Manager at Durrell Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Dear Steven D, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very sorry to hear that your recent visit to Durrell Wildlife Park left you disappointed. It’s very important to everyone here that we provide visitors with experiences that they remember fondly – not least where the animals are concerned, as we really want people to... More 

Wembley England United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Gerald Durrell ideas for animal conservation are still being upheld to this day,a fine tribute to this man.Young and old will enjoy a visit and understand why this is being carried out with information available plus a fine exhibit of wildlife available to see,this has to be one of best trips when visiting Jersey.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A great little zoo: quite expensive at £14.50 for adults, but I think that's the norm for zoos in the UK and elsewhere. Attractively laid out with a meandering path so that you can see most of the exhibits. In the winter, there seem to be a few animals who must be vacationing elsewhere! Particularly unusual exhibits ere the fruit... More 

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