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“Not a full day”
Review of Jersey Zoo

Jersey Zoo
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Trinity
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Great what those who work here are doing for conservation, but didn't think there was enough to keep children occupied for a full day.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

This was, by far, the best day of my holiday in Jersey. Durrell Wildlife Park is no mere zoo - it is about conserving, supporting and educating so as to halt the decline of some of the most beautiful creatures.

I spent a fantastic full day at Durrell - watching the feeding times and listening in to the very knowledgeable keepers explain how the animals live in their natural habitats and how the charity is working to support them in their own countries.

I definitely recommend this for any individual, group of friends or family.

Thank Lisa C
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

You could easily spend a full day here. Look out for the timetable of talks throughout the day. Staff are very informative, and willing to answer any questions.
Easy wheelchair access throughout the park.
The gorillas and bat enclosures were my favourites!

Thank Soundtec
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We've just returned from a short break in Jersey staying in the wildlife park. What an experience, We loved it. We stayed in a very comfortable pod with very comfortable double bed, a separate pod with cooking facilities and another with modern shower and toilet.We had our own patio area with sun loungers and table and chairs. We were able to sit drinking tea or wine (depending on time of day) watching the amazing lemurs having great fun jumping from tree to tree.
The staff in the park are so passionate about conservation and making sure the animals have the best and natural enviroment. The highlights were the gorillas particularly the baby and the orangutans. We spent a full day with the different staff going around the park where they explained everything about the animals and also what they and others are doing to try and prevent the extinction of animals around the world.
It was amazing!

Thank Sarahdps n
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We spent around 3 hours here and it was great! I remember watching Gerald Durrell on television when I was younger so it was nice to be able to visit the park that clearly meant a lot to him.

The highlights were definitely the orangutans and gorillas, particularly the baby orangutan and the baby gorilla, both extremely cute and I imagine the biggest draw card here but that should not take away from all the other animals - who can not love watching meerkats! The flamingos were beautiful, there were lizards, snakes, tortoises (who were very friendly and came wandering over to have their photo taken!), a small bear, many different types of bird and many more.

The park feels open and all the animals look as if they have a lot of room to roam around in - take a visit, the money you pay to enter goes to a good cause.

One tip, check your hotel / B&B for a leaflet advertising the park, this should give you a £1 off per person from the entrance fee.

Thank Robin075
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