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Durrell Wildlife Park

Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
+44 1534 860000
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Trinity
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, Durrell Wildlife Park was officially...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Grouville Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Do not expect the typical zoo with lions, tigers, elephants and rhino's. Durrells is very different from that. This zoo is all about conservation and has a great diversity of endangered animals. These as shown in ways that you feel that you are almost them and in the case of the meercats you are. I cannot recommend a visit to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

this is one of the best attractions on the island, excellent layout and good information points about the wildlife on offer, brilliant for the kids to see the great apeas and other animals that might not be around in huge numbers for much longer.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

A zoo that's not about visitors but all about the animal's. The residents are relaxed and pampered and so very important to everyone and it shows with the amount of babies to see. I rather like to imagine that the visitors are allowed to visit in order to provide the residents with entertainment. Are we watching them or are they... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Not much going on in Jersey in November so this place was a must. Not really into 'zoos' but this place is different inasmuch as its not for profit but for world wild life conservation. Enjoyed some fabulous talks from the staff about the animals on site and about Durrell too.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Durrell wild park was amazing with good learning opportunity to see how they are actively participating in overseas programmes especially the orangatans. Both children and adults can have fun

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Eastbourne
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A visit to Jersey must include a trip to the Durrell Conservation Park. A great day out for all the family Being a conservation Centre you can expect a good education experience and for the animals to be well looked after and exhibited well. My favourites are the Gorillas and the Bespectacled Bears Conservation and awareness raising are key elements... More 

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oxon
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

And finally made it ! Throughly enjoyed the animals and concept of this park .not quite as swish as soon ordinary zoos but the aims and sucesses are admirable . Enjoyed the talks we attended . The orangutan babies are especially enticing , and the gorillas etc etc . Spotted an aye-aye for the first time .enormous bat enclosure .... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great morning at Durrells it was a little cold so must of the animals were inside which actually gave us some great close up photo opportunities. The baby orangutangs were on good form certainly worth spending a few hours here. If you decide to eat here the food at the restaurant was excellent

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The whole concept of preserving rare species was excellent and there was a mixture of small and large:- the Orang-utans and Gorillas were spectacular but the many different birds, frogs, bats and other creatures were really interesting too. The site is pretty compact and there are adequate WC's, cafe facilities and covered areas, so it is possible to have an... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

probely the best wildlifr park in the world have benn a member for over 25 years a great day out for all the family

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