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Address: Les Augres Manor, La Profonde Rue, Trinity JE3 5BP
Phone Number: +44 1534 860000
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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This place is amazing, spent all day here and it wasn't long enough. They do such wonderful work and the place is spotless and you can see the animals are healthy and happy

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This place is amazing, spent all day here and it wasn't long enough. They do such wonderful work and the place is spotless and you can see the animals are healthy and happy

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gosport
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were keen to see these endangered species after hearing about this special place, but didn't realise what a lovely set up it was. All the animals/birds look so happy in their environments. It's nice to see enclosures set up for the benefit of the creature, not the visitor. The highlight of our visit, however, was our keeper experience with... More 

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Thank Donna D
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was our revisit to the park after the holiday two years ago. There are good range of animals to be seen. Birds forest was good, some beautiful birds flew around, and one went pass us. The talks at different section give great information about how the animals lives and how they been kept in the zoo. The little museum... More 

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UK
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47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

6 of us went aged 70 to 15 and we all enjoyed it. Animal "exhibits" were very sympathetic and seemed to be spacious with animals appearing content and not restless. Lovely setting, good value and with an excellent main cafe (amongst other hot and cold items a choice of 3 Thai curries when we went !) Oh the compact display... More 

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Absolutely amazing place we loved it laughing at the antics of the orang-utans and gorillas also the flamingos.We visited the shop and café good value for money.Keep up the good work!

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Derby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely place, lots to see and do. Interesting talks on the animals. The grounds are beautiful with very easy access for wheelchairs and buggies. Plenty of shaded picnic benches if you choose to take your own food. Lots of parking. Even managed to find some in the shade so that the car was nice and cool on our return. Spent... More 

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

fantastic day the park is very well laid out and the main thing is the animals look happy in there surroundings plenty of room for them to roam, my highlight was seeing the gorillas i would highly recommend this park

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jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Durrell in Jersey terms is a big attraction and you will need a half to get around, there is currently a new bear there so visitor numbers are high If you get hungry or thirsty avoid the café in the middle of the park - café dodo and return to the one by the exit/entrance as it is much better... More 

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Wickham Market, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I spent a lovely day here. Good facilities all round. Helpful staff, Keepers knowledge was excellent. Feeding times are especialey great. We just adored the gorillas.

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Gunnislake, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited The Wildlife Park about twenty years ago, and if my memory serves me well, we found it far more enjoyable then. This time around we felt that it was not so well kept, some of the enclosures were so overgrown it was difficult to see the animals, if at all. I appreciate the fact that it is trying... More 

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