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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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good day out

Loved the gorillas and the Orangutans the cafe is good if a little pricey. The gift shop is a bit naff

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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Biddulph, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Loved the gorillas and the Orangutans the cafe is good if a little pricey. The gift shop is a bit naff

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Lovely park all very clean and tidy, excellent for kids and adults. The animals all look well cared for and the staff are very friendly and happy to talk about the animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

What a great place, it's not like a zoo, more like a visit to the animals' world. Such a beautiful and peaceful place for these animals to evolve and be looked after. The gardens are lovely and so natural. I go every year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the zoo it was bigger than I thought and found the Durrell story interesting. The young orangutans we're cute. An ideal family day out and worth the visit if you go to jersey.

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Hove, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We couldn't have had a lovelier day out. There are lots of interesting animals to see including orangutans, aye ayes and otters ... though the gorillas were the highlight for us. Being two families with toddlers and a baby in the group, it was important that there were things to do there to break up the day a bit. We... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I am not a huge fan of zoos or safari parks but this was something completely different. I had read a number of Gerald Durrell's books years ago and thoroughly enjoyed them so felt we ought to visit. I was also impressed by his deep affinity for animals and his crusade to save endangered species particularly those that are not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

My wife & I always visit Durrell's when we visit Jersey, they do a fantastic job & need all the support they can get. We love walking the grounds & the talks & the staff are very informative & the Durrell story exhibition should not be missed. They cater for all ages, long may they last

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I swore I would never visit another Zoo after a trip to Bristol Zoo in the 1980's which left me in tears but this is nice to see the animals with large areas in which to roam ,it was great to hear all the unusual sounds of the rare birds and animals whilst walking around the grounds.I also like it... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Durrell is set in beautiful parkland. It is the base of a worldwide conservation project, founded by Gerald Durrell. Sadly it is now as endangered as some of its animals. It is a must for every visitor to Jersey, the tranquil setting is delightful and there is so much to see and learn. Highlights are the gorillas and orang-utans but... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Durrell Wildlife Park is a truly unique institution unlike any I have ever encountered. Durrell is focused on saving endangered species all over the world. They do this by breeding animals at the park but also by bringing people from all over the world to Durrell to train them in how to develop wildlife conservation programs in their home... More 

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