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Address: Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
Phone Number: +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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Amazing animal preservation

Unique wildlife habitat preserving strains of animals otherwise encroached upon by human civilization

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Alberta, Canada
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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unique wildlife habitat preserving strains of animals otherwise encroached upon by human civilization

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our day at Durell. The highlight was the gorillas, in particular Indego the four year old. What a show off and how lovely to see a family group which so obviously dotes on its youngest member. We could have watched them all day. Loads to see and do-- a good day out.

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Shipston on Stour, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth a visit, conservation a priority , staff very knowledgable giving good talks throughout the day. Meerkats fascinating, flamingoes stunning, monkeys and orangutans great fun! Lovely location to take a picnic to.

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really looked forward to this expensive high point - but found we struggled to to see the capuchin monkeys in the overgrown enclosure ... We couldn't see much of the wildlife that we KNEW was there .... But the opportunity to really showcase the animals .... Was gone ! Wonderful meerkats and flamingos orangutans and gorillas.... and a great little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friends had booked one of the igloo style luxury tents and they were fully booked but they had a room in the farmhouse next door, not normally my type of hotel to stay in but I really wanted to catch up with my friends that had come over from Australia, Although basic the rooms were lovely and clean and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We'd checked out of our hotel and our flight was at 1830 so decided to spend our last day here. The park has plenty of facilities and if you take your own picnic, benches are supplied in a very attractive setting. It was a hot day - very hot - and the animals did not want to come out, but... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely place to visit and even though we live in Jersey we go quite often with the little ones in the family. You can spend a whole morning or afternoon there depending on the age group... Sometimes we take a picnic and other times we eat at the restaurant there. It's very nice. Watch out for the... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

nice day out plenty to do and lots of animals good café with good food ley out could be a bit better tho you didn't know about all the different choices you cold get to eat it was all just one big long line with no real good signs up above each different food counter to give you an idea... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a must of you like animals and are concerned for their future. You can spend a whole day here, listening to the keepers explaining about the animals at feeding time, watching the gorillas, the bears and orang utangs and laughing at the antics of the meerkats ! Clean and well cared for and all enclosures large and allows... More 

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful day at the zoo. All the animals are healthy and seem happy. Their enclosures are great and the keeper talks are amazing - they love their jobs and it shows. Such a lovely day. Only down side is 1hr wait for food in cafe, then wrong thing arrived 20 mins later chased and they forgotten us.... More 

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