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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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Expected a zoo and pleasingly introduced to the marvelous work that the Durrell conservation trust undertake, Having followed our excellent guide around the Park as she explained... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Expected a zoo and pleasingly introduced to the marvelous work that the Durrell conservation trust undertake, Having followed our excellent guide around the Park as she explained more about each of the different creatures - would recommend everyone tries to catch at least some of the guided tours. We learned about how conservation works for Orangutans, Gorillas, Snakes and Fruit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We had a great day here, weather was warm and sunny, we arrived about 10ish so it was not mad busy. Didn't find the admission price steep as the fantastic conservation work they do "does" justify the price. It's a very well kept park, staff were helpful and the facilities were good. Not just the little kiddies who were loving... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This place is more than a zoo but having that you will not find lions, tigers, elephants or the like here. The zoological gardens looks after the smaller animals which are in danger of dying out. There is a special building set aside just on the life of Gerald Durrell which well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We've been to many zoos but I have to say in comparison this is quite small with only small amounts of animals. Some of the enclosures were such that we couldn't see the animals at all. I did also think the enclosures for the birds and wildfowl were quite small. All that said, the grounds are lovely and the animals... More 

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

Yes it is a bit pricey, but someone has to help towards the conservation of the planet , so i didn't mind paying ,we had a geat day , and a really nice lunch inc homemade scones, very nice !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Spent an afternoon here while on holiday. The park was well kept with a great range of animals. The admission price was rather expensive however the conservation work that they do with the donations is amazing. A great restaurant serving delicious cakes and coffees near the entrance.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had a great day out here with our 2.5 year old. I wavered between 4 and 5 stars but erred on the positive side because the food in the Firefly cafe was so good. The zoo isn't as good as Chester (where we live); not nearly as big and no large animals apart from the gorillas and Andean bears.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were restricted for time as we had a plane to catch later but glad we found time to go to the wildlife park, we had free shuttle tickets to use. I particularly loved the meerkats, they were so cute and funny to watch, I could have stayed there for ages, loved the oranutangs too and just managed by chance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very clean and tidy and staff seem to take a great interest in their visitors. Well worth an afternoon trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Went to durrell zoo in April what a fantastic full day out.Everthing you need is there , from the entertainment of the gorillas to the cute baby meercats. There is also a great cafe which caters for everybody.We hired a wheelchair from them which was very reasonable and the access to all the buildings was really easy.The also have beautiful... More 

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