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Durrell Wildlife Park

Address: Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
Phone Number: +44 1534 860000
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Trinity
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities
Owner description: Founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, Durrell Wildlife Park was officially...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks, Zoos & Aquariums, Outdoor Activities
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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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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Really interesting and a great choice of exhibits and information but I would advise only visiting during the summer os you don't get access to a lot of the animals which then makes the entry fee expensive.

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England
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22 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Love this zoo but would be better in warmer weather as many tucked up avoiding the rain. Black bears very entertaining. Superb authentic Pad Thai in the restaurant for lunch.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I am biased being a member of Jersey wildlife trust for 47years. I adore visiting the zoo. Beautiful tended gardens and landscape the animals can watch us as we watch them. From sitting on sculpted lawns with a hamper amongst the teal ducks or wondering at the immense power of the silverback. A short wander and a climb up the... More 

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Bolsover, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We go to Durrell every year we're in Jersey (which is most years). It's clear that care of the animals comes first and the global conservation efforts are paramount. There are talks about different animals each hour, usually tied in with feeding time. the variety of animals is good but don't expect lions and elephants.

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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

even in December it was well worh going. Absolutely amazing, from the gorillans and urangatans to the amazing fruit bats to the tiniest of colourful frogs

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Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We have been visiting Jersey for 10 years now and no visit would be complete without a trip to this lovely animal reserve. Each year something new has been added or improved on. Young and old will have a ball, weather permitting. But be prepared for a hike, some areas can be quite steep and the paths can be abit... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

we had been told by several people that ''you must visit the zoo'' so we did !, it was very nice, really enjoyed watching the moneys being fed but i wouldnt say it was an amazing day out, we have been to many zoos in the uk and it is on a par with them, but a bit smaller. a... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The zoo is a great day out especially for families..not the usuall sort of place that you associate with zoo's.It's all about conservation,a great place for all to enjoy and learn at the same time,We have been coming for many years and have seen many changes, all good I have to say!It's great to see many endangered species being saved... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First came here as a child in the 60s and thought it was good at the time but attitudes have changed as regards animal welfare since then even though Gerald Durrel was a pioneer in that respect. It was great to see that Durrel's ideals are still maintained and that all enclosures are designed to give the best quality of... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have never been a fan of "zoos" but this is nothing like a zoo! It was set up as a conservation centre and that is the key theme here. It is expensive but you can easily spend a whole day here. The obvious highlights (gorillas etc) are fantastic but just walking aimlessly around the site uncovers wonder after wonder.... More 

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