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Durrell Wildlife Park

Durrell Wildlife Park, Trinity, Jersey

01534 860000

www.durrell.org

On the Channel Island of Jersey, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust was founded by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell in 1963. Durrell was at the forefront of introducing the role of conservation to zoos in the UK.

The trust runs Durrell Wildlife Park, field programmes and a Conservation Academy aiming to stop declines of threatened species in the short term and to build the necessary skills and capacity to recover species and habitats in the long term. A Durrell Index measures progress and results.

You can see much of this conservation in action within the park, including Andean or Spectacled Bears. The Andean bears at Durrell contribute to a breeding programme to safeguard the species from extinction.

Durrell Wildlife Park

Durrell Wildlife Park, Trinity, Jersey

On the Channel Island of Jersey, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust was founded by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell in 1963. Durrell was at the forefront of introducing the role of conservation to zoos in the UK.

Wildlife you might see at Durrell Wildlife Park

Spectacled bear

The last remaining bear native to South America and the only surviving member of the subfamily Tremarctinae. It is distinctive…

Meerkat

A small mammal belonging to the mongoose family, found in Botswana, Namibia, southwestern Angola and South Africa. Most travel in…

Western Lowland Gorilla

One of two subspecies of the western gorilla, it is the smallest and can be found in Central Africa, in…

Sumatran Orangutan

One of the two species of orangutans, the other being the Bornean orangutan. Found only on the island of Sumatra,…

Family and group offers at Durrell Wildlife Park

Families

Family membership for 2 named adults and up to 3 children.

Groups

10% discount for groups of 10 and over and pre-booked workshops with Conservation Education Staff.

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