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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: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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... more » 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. « less
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Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Bit expensive or that may be me but once inside seemed very good maybe for the money but a lot for a family

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The weather was not great the day my son and I visited the Park but I am glad that despite being advised, by the helpful and enthusiastic staff at the front desk, that most of the apes would be in their indoor enclosures due to the weather, we decided to go ahead with our visit. The Wildlife Park has a... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

this last time i visited durrel it was my 9 time to the wildlife park and a lot has not changed since the first visit it is one of the most lovely places i have ever been to and defiantly be going back as i always do

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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Durrell is a magical wonderland! It does fantastic work and the animals it caters for are looked after tremendously well in near enough replicas of their natural habitats. Staff were friendly and welcoming. There is ample space and much to see- a fantastic day out.

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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75 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We had a lovely day at the Durrell Wildlife Park. The staff are so friendly and informative and the relative freedom the animals have makes them extra special to observe.We enjoyed the Andean bears, the gorillas, orang utans, lemurs and frogs and snakes. The different 'experiences' are highly reccomended, we went on the 'lemur liaison' and spent an hour inside... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you're going to Jersey you should find the time to visit and spend the day at the Durrell Wildlife Park. All the animals, birds and reptiles here are endangered. The entrance fee I think is very reasonable, adult £14 with concession only £12 and compares most favourably with this type of park on the mainland. One highlight for me... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Definately 100% worth a visit whilst staying in jersey but allow a full day. Staff were amazing there with lots of information about what was going on baby gorilla there in sept 2014 could have watched him all day. Lots of unusual animals never seen before. Best money spent ever and the cafe!! Wow try the slices of cake HUGE.... More

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Northumberland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well laid out, super enclosures, perfect ethos - save an animal, save the planet . Cafe great, check out the giant cakes!

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Lancashire UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We first came to the Durrell park about ten years ago and were long overdue a return visit. Although signposted we found it difficult to find due to some temporary road closures and diversions, however it was well worth going the extra mile (literally) jn the end. The various species are very sympathetically accommodated and, despite the unseasonably hot weather,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

A slightly wet day but plenty of animals out and about. Saw the massive orangutan and silver back gorilla. The best part for me was hearing about the work being undertaken elsewhere in the world to support wildlife.

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