Open every day of the year except Christmas Day, 9:30am to 5:00pm
Children under 4:
Student (17-22 years)
Group rates and annual membership also available; see official website for details.
Founded in 1959 by Gerald Durrell, world famous author, broadcaster, and wildlife conservationist, Durrell is set in 32 acres of park and farmland surrounding a 16th century manor house, Les Augrès Manor, Jersey.
Gerald Durrell dedicated his zoo to saving endangered species from extinction by breeding them in captivity and was adamant that enclosures were to be designed for the needs of the animals. Wherever possible, the enclosures are spacious and specially landscaped to closely resemble the resident's natural habitat. Therefore, this zoo is different from most major zoos as you will only find rare and endangered species. There are approximately 130 different species and approximately 2000 specimens at the Durrell.
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Café Dodo, Dodo Kiosk, several picnic areas
Baby changing facilities, playground, maze, Dodo Club membership for 0 - 16 year olds.
Disabled toilets, most areas are accessible by wheelchair, shopmobility scooters, wheelchairs and quad-walkers are available for hire at a small charge (can be booked in advance).
It is also possible to arrange a tour in a driven Dodo Mobile (golf cart) but this does need to be arranged in advance -see Durrell's website for details
Public telephones, first aid, guided tours
No dogs allowed, including guide dogs but Durrell can arrange for a guide to escort visually impaired visitors (please arrange at least 4 working days prior to visit - see official website for details).
Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians
Note: The animal pictures on this page are merely representative of this type of attraction; they do not mean that the animals can be found at this specific attraction.
A family of howler monkeys is the latest addition to Durrell in April 2006, Orangutans, Gorillas, Snakes, Otters, Meerkats, Maned Wolves, Flamingos, Parrots, and many, many more.
Animal talks, Special Events, Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Centre
Gift shop, Venue Hire
How To Get There:
Durrell is situated four miles north of St Helier, in the Parish of Trinity, on the B31.
By Bicycle - take cycle routes 3a, 1 or 1b. Cycle racks are provided.
By Public Transport
Public bus - on routes 3a, 3b and 23.
Coach - Durrell is a major feature of many organised Island tours.
Data on this page last updated: Apr 13 2014