Jersey Zoo

Jersey Zoo, Trinity: Hours, Address, Jersey Zoo Reviews: 4.5/5

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Jersey Zoo was founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell. Its 32 acres of beautifully landscaped park is home to over 100 species of animal, many of which are threatened in the wild. The zoo is the heartbeat of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, the global charity with a mission to save species from extinction. The zoo's onsite facilities include two cafés, 5-star glamping, a hostel, the Durrell Conservation Academy, and charity shop.
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Jacky A
13 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
When we visited after so long in lock downs they had decided to renew and or relocate some animals so we didn’t see them. The tortoise were missing too big to hide for sure. The mongoose gone. So we were obviously very disappointed at not seeing as many animals as expected and having all the time in lock down why not use the time to improve enclosures?
Written December 26, 2021
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Gek L
21 contributions
Dec 2021 • Friends
Small and compact conservation park. Super collection of frogs and birds. Rather special gorilla exhibit too. Such a wonderful legacy of Gerald Durrell.
Food at cafe simple but good quality ingredients. Was intrigued to find Byrony Bay biscuits from Australia rather than home made biscuits. However, perhaps the local visitors prefer something unusual.
Written December 6, 2021
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TauntonBob
West Parley, UK786 contributions
Nov 2021
We moved from Jersey back to the UK 20 years ago. During the 18 years that we lived in Jersey we were members of the Zoo and loved our regular visits to it.

We were back in Jersey last week for a few days and had decided beforehand that we just had to visit the Zoo. Sadly, we felt that it was not as good an experience now as we remembered it. Granted that it was a dismal day, which didn't help.

Firstly, we understand that they want you to buy their guide, but most attractions at least throw in a basic map with the ticket price. We were given nothing. Without a map, we found the signposting around the park confusing. We started by following a sign to the Orangutans (our favourites!) but at the next signpost, they did not appear, so we followed the sign for the Gorillas (our second favourites!) but at the third signpost, Gorillas had disappeared but Orangutans had reappeared. It was all very frustrating and, in the end, after seeing the Gorillas (in fact the highlight of our visit was probably the chat we had with a volunteer called Pam in the Gorilla house), the Orangutans and the reptile house, we decided we would just call it a day.
Written December 1, 2021
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Stugsy
Guernsey, UK1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Family
We visited here on a rainy Friday and had a really good day looking at all the animals and beautiful grounds. We decided to eat in the cafe in the way out and were so disappointed in the food and service. Lasagna made with corned beef and dry panini which didn’t to meet the menu description in any way. Poor portions, dried up food and cafe staff who were not remotely interested, capped off with poorly made and bitter coffee. Highly recommend the zoo but please don’t eat here!!
Written November 12, 2021
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TheJayDizzle
Mirfield, UK45 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Friendly zoo and great animals and staff. You know they care for the animals when they refer to them as colleagues. Absolute must visit if you’re on the island. The bears and gorilla for me were fascinating but the whole place is a lovely day out could easily have spent longer here.
Written November 4, 2021
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Lyn G
25 contributions
Nov 2021
Not a huge zoo but just fantastic. Enthusiastic staff, well kept animals - just wonderful. Not too big to walk around but lots to see. Easy to get to on the bus, stops right at the entrance
Written November 3, 2021
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lexilooloobelles
Rickmansworth, UK246 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Visited whilst on holiday in Jersey. Not to be compared to ZSL as its a small zoo but priced accordingly too £64 for a family of 4. It's a nice zoo, no massive animals and the habitats for the others are OK sized. The butterfly house is quite lovely. The most unusual animal is probably the Aye Aye .
Written October 27, 2021
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dianelcvapply
Ormskirk, UK54 contributions
Oct 2021
We had a wonderful time here, it was a lot bigger than I had expected it to be. The silverback gorilla was the highlight for me, just stunning. There were a lot of animals that we hadn't seen before as it specialises in endangered species. The restaurant had really nice food with lots of healthy options, very unusual for a zoo cafe. I would highly recommend visiting here and having a great few hours.
Written October 26, 2021
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Elora J
42 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
The keeper talks are well worth a visit! You get to see and learn all about the animals whilst they get fed. Really interesting and a great day out!
Written October 25, 2021
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Marie H
2 contributions
Oct 2021
Beautifully kept surroundings to this wonderful Zoo with eye catching animals etc.
So lovely to see.Do go visit if you are on the Island ,it so helps to keep the zoo with its animals well kept .
Written October 19, 2021
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