A must see for any visitor to Jersey, Durrell Wildlife Park was founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell and is presently home to more than 1400 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians in 32 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland.
Among the endangered species at Durrell are three generations of Sumatran orangutans, a family of Western Lowland gorillas , a Madagascan gentle lemur community; Brazilian black-lion tamarins and silvery marmosets.
Try to go to some of the animal talks given throughout the day as some of these coincide with feeding times!
A unique place for holiday makers to stay is the Durrell Wildlife Hostel, a traditional Jersey farm house which is located in the wildlife park.
Another great option for animal lovers is to stay inside the Wildlife Park at the Durrell Wildlife Camp.
You can help with this vital work by donating [here...]
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.
Public bus - The 3, 13 or 23 buses leave from Bus Stand I at Liberation Station in town and drop you right in front of the entrance.
Find out more about Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Wildlife Park [here...]