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Address: Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
Phone Number: +44 1534 860000
9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 6:00 pm

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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Very nice place and amazing staff. Loved it and kids too. Incredible gardens and animals. Would love to go again anytime. Animals were wonderful especially Gorillas. So many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kirsty C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice place and amazing staff. Loved it and kids too. Incredible gardens and animals. Would love to go again anytime. Animals were wonderful especially Gorillas. So many of them. Fantastic day out.

Thank Kirsty C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am all for conservation but really feel that Durrell Park took my money and ran off laughing. I appreciate that as the weather gets colder it is not possible for lots of animals to go outside but there was so little to see that I felt I was just wandering around in the cold trying to see anything of... More 

Thank Dave P
Luang Prabang, Laos
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been coming to Durrellfor over 30 years and it gets better and better. The best care for endangered species in wonderful enclosures giving a great quality of life and environment. The park is a great place to walk for an hour or so with very pleasant pathways through wooded areas and passing more beautiful animals. Nothing is a better use... More 

Thank MrCritiqueCricket
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Apart from the great work this park does and the amazing animals to view which you will already be aware of his park is great in other ways. There's a regular bus service outside the door and a courtesy bus into the centre (but that didn't turn up) You aren't immediately faced with a huge gift shop that children can't... More 

Thank SuitcaseAlwaysReady
cheltenham uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fabulous, fabulous take time out and spend it with the animals. We spent a few hours there. The animals look really well and the whole area is clean. Wanted to see the otters, spent quite a time waiting to see them but to no avail. Asked a lovely member of staff about them he came and called them by name... More 

Thank lyn r
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited at around 1230 and I'd say, if the day was sunny and pleasant you could arrive at 0900 and still leave at 1700! It's not the biggest zoo, but there is plenty to do, with "Keeper Talks" through out the day where you can learn about the animals they have, and asks questions. They have a lot of birds... More 

Thank Zach M
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful park with something for everyone. Great animal exhibits and habitats, but more importantly, a dedicated conservation site. We had 2 people with us who have limited mobility - we hired a motorised scooter for one of them (the other had her own wheelchair). We were delighted that all areas were easily accessible. Some paths were a... More 

Thank Isabel B
Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the wildlife park whilst staying at the campsite next door. The park is very well thought out and is in a great setting with mature gardens and well signposted walkways. Each area or zone has an hourly keeper talk that is very informative and let's you watch the animals getting fed. We ate in one of the cafes... More 

Thank vanman081
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't normally visit zoo's as I don't agree with them, but this a conservation site, so you won't find sea animals performing for treats here. This is a zoo dedicated to maintaining breeds and keeping them safe, and they do with the help of local businesses. Interesting facts dotted around as well as keeper talks on the different species... More 

Thank Michael H
Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved our visit here! The animals have beautiful big, natural enclosures, unlike many of the bigger zoos. The history on Gerald Durrel was very well presented, the gift shop was great and the cafe was a treat. We would have loved to have visited again, but sadly didn't have the time :( If you visit, also check out the... More 

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