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Jersey Zoo

Saving species from extinction

Jersey Zoo and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Founded over fifty years ago by the late author and naturalist Gerald Durrell, Jersey Zoo, run by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, is a sanctuary to over 130 endangered species.

No visit to Jersey is complete without a day at Jersey Zoo, where you can see over 1400 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in 32 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland.

Among the endangered species are three generations of Sumatran orangutans;  the Western Lowland gorilla family, a Madagascan gentle lemur community; Brazilian black-lion tamarins and silvery marmosets in open woodland.

Famous author, naturalist and broadcaster Gerald Durrell founded the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust over 50 years ago with the mission to save endangered wild animals from extinction; the zoo is the Trust’s international headquarters and plays a crucial role in this mission. Here conservationists work closely with the animals to better understand what is required to ensure they survive in their natural habitats. This information is shared with colleagues working on wild animal projects worldwide. Voted the best on the island by visitors, the zoo's safely-enclosed, animal-themed play area is perfect for youngsters. At the Education Centre, children can enjoy close encounters with reptiles and enjoy books, jigsaws and other play equipment. Don’t forget the gift shop with a treasure trove of presents, plus the fabulous buffet styled Dodo Restaurant, and Café Firefly.

How to get there:

Car - on the B31. There is free parking for over 350 cars.

Bicycle - enjoy a stunning countryside cycle ride by taking cycle routes 3a, 1 or 1b. Cycle racks are provided on-site.

Coach - Jersey Zoo is a major feature of many organised Island tours. 

Bus - Jersey Zoo is on a number of bus routes

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