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Jersey Zoo

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Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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I loved my visit to Durrell Zoo. If you are a big fan of the current TV series in the UK you won't... read more

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victorian986
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Lovely Zoo

Visited here by bus early morning very peaceful strolling around. Not like a zoo more a park lovely... read more

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Henz55
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North West England, United Kingdom
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Jersey Zoo was founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell. It's 32 acres of beautifully landscaped park and farm lands are home to over 100 species of animal, many of which are endangered or vulnerable in the wild. The zoo serves as a...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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La Profonde Rue, Les Augres Manor, JE3 5BP
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+44 1534 860000
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Reviewed today

I loved my visit to Durrell Zoo. If you are a big fan of the current TV series in the UK you won't be disappointed, as there is a lovely exhibition here. I was given a guided tour of the exhibit which is a small...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited here by bus early morning very peaceful strolling around. Not like a zoo more a park lovely birds and animals, good work being done here. Interesting Durrell Exhibition, there are several cafes and play/ picnic areas and stuff for children to engage with. Good...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Henz55
Reviewed 2 days ago

A thoroughly exciting and interesting day out. Plenty to see and do. The cafes offer an extensive menu and the quality is good. Well done for keeping Gerald Durrell's dream alive.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank SHIRLEY49
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time visiting Jersey zoo, the weather was great, such a variety of animals to see and lots to hear and see about Gerald Durrell too, certainly well worth a visit if you are on the island.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really good experience and the animals are clearly well looked after. It truly feels more like conservation, than a traditional zoo. The keeper talk are a must, as they know so much about the animal they care for. Well worth a visit...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank RoyalButler89
DurrellWildlife, Public Relations Manager at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the zoo. We work hard to keep our animals in as naturalistic environment as possible to mimic their habitat in the wild. Gerald Durrell set up the zoo in the 1960s and was one of the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived around 10 and was greeted by a very nice lady on the counter. She was very welcoming which is always a good start. Some of the animals were not out which is understandable due to the time of year and the weather being cool....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ClanAnderson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a morning visit to the zoo with my husband, only took a morning to see all the animals (although some were not visible probably inside due to the cool weather). If you had children I dare say your visit may last longer, as there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 894lizj
Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic place to. Is it for all ages. There’s so much to see and the keepers talks are excellent - really giving you more information without too much detail. The whole focus here is on conservation and it shows. A superbly presented and friendly...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Judith R
DurrellWildlife, Public Relations Manager at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank-you very much for your positive comments - our Keeper Talks normally coincide with feeding times and give our visitors a chance to see more of the animals and hear more about individual animal species. Our core purpose is to save endangered animals from extinction...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seemed to be in a state of refurbishment with several paths closed. Saw meerkats, gorillas, orangutans and a few others but lots of compounds and areas either blocked or seemed to contain no animals. Maybe they were shy or maybe they are so endangered there...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank deliasmithrules
DurrellWildlife, Public Relations Manager at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about Jersey Zoo, and we are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. We're sorry you didn't manage to see many of the animals during your visit – currently the zoo...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with friends as we have been before.Great to see how well cared for the animals are.Good educational material around the walkways too

Date of experience: March 2019
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Sue G
February 18, 2019|
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Response from DurrellWildlife | Property representative |
Hi Sue, Yes you can get to the zoo via the number 3, 13 or 23 bus routes. The timetables are available on the Liberty Bus Jersey website.
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mcstait
September 15, 2018|
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Response from anneW1303OV | Reviewed this property |
The opening times are on their very helpful and informative web site . I believe that it was 9.30 ish . They have varied times when special activity days are happening Hope you go it's AMAZING !!!
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David N
September 11, 2018|
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Response from manswa | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of online tickets but at the time we visited in September 2018 the queues were relatively small with no more than 5 minutes queuing time. Also, I did not notice any reference to online tickets at the entrance... More
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