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Address: Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
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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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Great day out

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The talks the staff gave at the bears, gorillas and orangutans were informative in a non scripted way, they spoke with knowledge and passion of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The talks the staff gave at the bears, gorillas and orangutans were informative in a non scripted way, they spoke with knowledge and passion of the animals for which they care, answering numerous questions from their audience. The park was clean and nicely laid out and is providing an essential role in the conservation of... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited with our elderly relatives and it was a great success. Some of the animals were a bit sleepy since it was quite cold but they soon woke up when the keepers brought them food or toys and we saw much more that we had executed. Excellent lunch at the cafe too.

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Thank elisabeth_wade
Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing zoo, animals in a great environment with plenty of space and looked happy and well looked after. Close up experience with the bears was awesome to begin with then the meerkats were most entertaining. The gorillas were superb! Biggest silverback I've ever seen! The orangoutangs bond between mother and baby was something to be seen, teaching the youngster and... More 

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

We visited on a rather cold day but this did not spoil our enjoyment of seeing the spectacle bears being fed. The baby bear climbed a tree in order to stay away from the male bear. We then went to watch the silver back gorilla and his lady friends. He sat with his back to us and then turned around... More 

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Thank 802pamela
Liphook, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent the day with our children 6 & 9 who love animals. The Gorillas were a definite favourite as well as the wild wood trail where the kids had to look for animals & tick them off on their sheet (6 year old loved this). The Fruit bats were impressive and my personal favourite. Animals looked well cared for and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The zoo is small, I live about 5 miles from Chester zoo so it seems that way to me however that said in no way does that diminish the beauty or the experience. I was in awe of the primates and the layout it is an easy place to navigate and offers plenty in terms of wildlife. My partner and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Durrell park is the must see place for all age groups. there are lot to know about the animals maintained there. Place for nature lovers. Well maintained, Keeper talks are excellent. Really impressed.

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

An interesting and worthy place to visit, though expensive for two pensioners. Lots to see. Animals well cared for and have lots of space. Sad that such places have to exist but they're doing a great job. Use the map and decide what to look at before you set off around the park. Check the times of the keepers' talks... More 

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Thank WilliamsLeeds
St. Helier, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic small zoo started by Gerald Durrell with beautiful grounds, we had a picnic in the grounds but looking at the restaurants in the complex we where tempted to leave our picnic in it's box. Next time as it's well worth further visits we will have lunch at Durrell's. This is not the type of zoo that you will find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fabulous day at Durrells. Was so lucky to see the Andean bears with their cub. We heard the 'keeper talks' on the bears, gorillas and orangatangs, they talk with such passion and are so knowledgeable and were happy to answer any questions. The food was extremely good quality and the cakes were out of this world. It's an... More 

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