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Address: Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
Phone Number: +44 1534 860000
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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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We visit here every time we go to Jersey, it doesn't matter the time of year it's always good. Even at the end of November, there is always a good crowd and a good keeper talk... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Maybe it was that 'end of season' feeling the animals had, but bored and listless is probably an understatement. Still, the Durrell Foundation do good works, so don't mind paying the eyebrow raising admittance fee

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit here every time we go to Jersey, it doesn't matter the time of year it's always good. Even at the end of November, there is always a good crowd and a good keeper talk, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a threat wild life park..we spent 3 hours strolling around seeing some very unusual wild life and some very amusing antics from the orangatans ...a must for anyone visiting Jersey with or without kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited already some zoo-areas around the world but this is really a wildlife park which main goal is to preserve species of extinction. I could have strolled with the family for many days . TOP - attraction !!!!

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

The wildlife park is easily accessible by the local bus service. The park is not too big which is a plus as it can easily be seen in roughly 2 hours, however you would need more time to take in the talks by the keepers. I particularly enjoyed the amphibians especially the frogs. I also found the Gerald Durrell exhibition... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top attractions, so much to see and do, good restaurant. Keeper talks were very interesting. Great fun

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 10 days on Jersey in November and went to Durrell's twice - if only we could have fitted in another time! The work Durrell's do, both at the park and overseas, is phenomenal and it shine through in the enthusiasm, knowledge and patience all the staff show to visitors. The new keeper talks are superb, full of interest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its been some years since we last visited and we were not disappointed. Must make a special mention of the gorillas and Orangutans they are a class act. There is people watching and then there is ape watching and I definitely prefer the latter :-)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time we have visited the wildlife park, on a cold and rainy day is was a treat we arrived just in time for 3 keepers talks and what a joy all 3 were, if you are in Jersey this is a must to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This park was worth the visit. It did help that the weather for October was excellent. Attended many talks about the animals during feeding. Local bus takes you right to the door so suitable for many visitors.

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