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Address: Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
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+44 1534 860000
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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A great day out and wonderful to see the animals. We don't get to many animal parcs as we have 2 dogs at home and they usually come everywhere with us! It is good to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great day out and wonderful to see the animals. We don't get to many animal parcs as we have 2 dogs at home and they usually come everywhere with us! It is good to see someone's dream continue and his story unfold in the exhibitions. Allow a half day to visit the parc. It is not huge so someone... More 

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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Durrell is just what a Zoo should be. I am not sure the name "zoo" is appropriate. Conservation and education first! Entertainment at a much lower priority. It is more important that the creatures are comfortable in their environment than that the visitor is always amused. It is so wonderful seeing the little monkeys roaming half wild through the tamarin... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic day here whilst on holiday in Jersey . Really well managed wildlife park , easy to get around and the keeper talks are a must . We went to the talks on the gorillas , bears and orangutans . The keepers were informative , knowledgeable and amusing , talking about their particular animals and the breed as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Durrell's Wildlife Park not only deserves your support, but in my opinion, it has truly earned it. Built from the extraordinary vision of conservationist, Gerald Durrell, this park set the benchmark in how to incorporate an authentic conservation approach to zoo keeping. Although deceased in 1995, Gerald Durrell's life's work continues with his inspiring and dedicated staff who work from... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to spend a day in Jersey. The animals are well loved and enclosures big and as open as possible. They also do a great job of breeding and protecting endangered animals. Top place to visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the way the keepers where so into the animals and really cared about them, so different from some zoo's I have visited.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much to see here, the animals are soo close to you. Great for kids and adults of all ages. Also very educational. We loved the meerkats and the otters.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still as good as before,can also recommend the cafe! lovely place to visit anytime of year,always something to see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes...you've seen the start of the story on television.......in reality, the Durrel family did a good job with the land they had.......nice to see international zoo's offering animals to them....and most of the local clearing (and hiding) banks building units for the park...and Princess Mags opening every unit......as a patron.....she must be impressed with it all. The talks were very... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every time I go back to my place of birth, I go back to the park. It is small, inevitably, as Jersey is small, and land is expensive. That Durell managed to get it going is amazing, and the struggle to keep it going is quite depressing. Funding must depend hugely on Island visitors, and these are waning, due, I... More 

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