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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 place to visit. The staff seemed caring and the animals well presented and looked after...shame it was such a cold day or I am sure that we would have seen more of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

great place to visit. The staff seemed caring and the animals well presented and looked after...shame it was such a cold day or I am sure that we would have seen more of the animals outside!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We visited the wildlife park on a cool day, we have visited before, but we saw a lot more animals this time. Perhaps because it was a fairly quiet day the animals were less shy. A good variety of animals here well spread out. We visited the cafe for lunch had pizza and Nachos which were excellent and not too... More 

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We were lucky to follow Fiona around the park as she gave knowledgeable talks on each of the parks main conservation areas. Spent 4 hrs plus and enjoyed the food in the cafe at lunchtime. Worth a visit even if only to help its work by your entrance fee. The animals have such big enclosures you may need more time... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

A very tallented team of people doing a very difficult job, in a fantastic way. A very worthwhile cause, that needs more support.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Possibly the best zoo I have been to! The animals look well cared for and as happy as you can expect, the enclosures are large with plenty of enrichment activities for them, there's tons to see and lots of talks to watch. A personal favourite for me was the gorillas, who were so happy and relaxed that they were a... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

On a cold March day you feel sorry for the primates but they are cared for so well that they even look happy. Excellent sight lines to all enclosures. Cafe efficiently serves good wholesome food attractively. Most interesting shop that is well stocked with a good variety of items. This is not a zoo but part of a World-wide conservation... More 

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Jersey
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Durrell is a fine example of the conservation work going on with endangered species; it isn't a Zoo and the animals are kept in excellent conditions. It manages to combine learning with fun and is a really enjoyable trip. I took my grandson (aged 8) on my most recent visit; he particularly adores the gorillas and was entranced by Indigo,... More 

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Dereham,norfolkUnited Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A lovely setting, plenty of facilities. The gem was to be so close to the family of gorillas, from the huge Silverback to the small babies. Well planned and obviously conservation is working there. Baby orangutans as well. Had a wonderful few hours there, and the facilities for children were terrific. Also mobility scooters for oldens like us. Well worth... More 

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Revisit after 50 years!! when GD was just starting. Great wildlife park with large outdoor areas for the animals. Cold day on our visit so most animals inside. Main event was listening to talk in gorilla house and watching them feed, they then ventured out and absolutely terrific to watch the silverback and the 2 year old getting around. Lots... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I am not into zoos personally but this place was a lovely place to visit, especially once I learned about Gerald Durrell's work. There are many animals to see and the park is beautifully laid out in a very natural way. Great way to spend half a day.

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