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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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Great Family Day Out

Well run and very interesting, great to see the animals and learn about the conservation work. My daughter is monkey mad so this was the highlight of her holiday. As with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Well run and very interesting, great to see the animals and learn about the conservation work. My daughter is monkey mad so this was the highlight of her holiday. As with everywhere we visited in Jersey, there were no crowds despite it being school holidays. Restaurant served really good food.

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited Edinburgh Zoo this year but saw more animals at Durrel Wildlife; a very enjoyable experience

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South Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We visited the park whilst on holiday. We were thoroughly awestruck by the evident care, love and dedication of the staff at the park. We had a fantastic time and our little one loved seeing the animals up close and personal. It was by far and away the best 'wildlife' park we have ever visited. We would certainly return when... More 

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Gosport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Best place we visited while in Jersey, the animals all looked well looked after and content. The talks by the staff were interesting, fun and informative. Don't normally like zoos but Durrel do it different and better, spent over 5 hours there! Easy to get there on the bus for a couple of pound each way.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We were amazed at how much we enjoyed this. Lots of unusual animals all very active. If you stay until feeding time around 4.30 till close at 6 the animals all come out for their food. The bats are a bit smelly but to see them in full flight was amaizing. The gorillas looking after their baby was wonderful. We... More 

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Farnborough, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Disappointing visit. When visiting in the 1990's I would have given it an excellent rating. It's getting a bit tired and run down now. Not as many animals, birds, or reptiles; didn't enjoy the catering, which is over priced. The shop, for it's size, had little on offer and didn't utilise the space, or capitalize on customers love of animals.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We weren't originally planning on going to the Gerald Durrell Wildlife Park but due to the weather we were forced to change our arrangements. As a group of 70 we headed here. We saw the animals but as a group of teenagers they struggled to keep our attention for the amount of time we spent there. Many of us found... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent visit - great zoo with well cared for and chilled out animals. We went to visit an orangutang that we 'adopted' and were not disappointed. Had allocated a couple of hours here - ended up spending most of the day.

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic way to spend the day! A whole host of rare and endangered species in simply gorgeous settings!

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This was our third trip to Durrell, and it is somewhere we always like to visit when we are visiting from Guernsey. Durrell is a beautiful site and the animals are very well cared for. We always refer to it as "Jersey Zoo", but it's really not like any zoo you may have encountered. The emphasis is on conservation and... More 

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