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Jersey Zoo -
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

 

This page provides a summary of basic information for this animal park as at 21/07/2007. To check for up to date information and full details please visit the official website at :

Jersey Zoo -Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

 

Name Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Address:
Les Augres Manor, Trinity, Jersey, JE3 5BP

Telephone number:

Fax Number

E-mail address

  01534 860000   01534 860001 jerseyzoo@durrell.org
How to Get There For directions go to Mapquest and type in the postcode of the zoo.

Train:

Opening Hours

Everyday except Christmas Day
9.30am to 6.00pm (summer)
closes at dusk in winter

Facilities

General

  • Gift Shop
  • Guide Book

Catering

  • Licensed Restaurant

Children

 

Disabled

  •   Facilities for Disabled ( unfortunately guide dogs are not permitted)

Feeding

  • Coincides with Keeper talks

 

Shows

  • free guided tours available
  • free film about the work of the Trust
  • keeper talks throughout the day  

Other Attractions

 
Additional Costs  
Restrictions  

Number Of Species

Number of animals

  Number of Species Number of Specimens
Mammals

26

294

Birds

46

679

Reptiles

40

285

Amphibians

8

168

Fish

0

0

Invertebrates

0

0

Totals

97

1990

Annual number of visitors Number of staff Area in acres Association memberships Proprietor
270,000 80 approx   25  

 

  Your Day at Jersey Zoo
9.30am Zoo opens
6.00pm Zoo closes

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This is the zoo started by the late Gerald Durrell the famous author and conservationst. This zoo is different to most major zoo's in that you will only find rare or endangered species here with most being smaller and less familiar animals. It's major purpose is quite definetly conservation followed by education and lastly entertainment. This is not to say that your average visitor won't spend a wonderful day here.

In 1959, author and naturalist Gerald Durrell founded a Zoo on Jersey in the English Channel Islands as a sanctuary where endangered animals could find safety and a chance to recover.   His dream was to save animals from extinction - a dream that has since become reality for the Mauritius kestrel.    Of the 100 species at Jersey Zoo, most are threatened and an ever increasing number are endangered, many critically so.  Programmes conducted in Jersey include efforts to save the world's ratest bat, duck, pigeon, tortoise and snake.    Other animals at Jersey Zoo include lowland gorillas, Sumatran orang utans, Andean bears, lemurs of Madagascar, maned wolves, crowned cranes, ibis, poison dart frogs, iguanas, snails and many more.

 

Rating 9/10

Site checked and updated by Jersey Zoo on 17th April 2001

This page provides summary information only to allow a consistent approach for entries in this website directory and aid comparison. We cannot accept any responsibility for the information or services offered and advise you to check details with the animal collection concerned.  

 

Last Updated 21/07/2007

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