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“Feeding time at the zoo”
Review of Jersey Zoo

Jersey Zoo
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Trinity
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Jersey Zoo was founded in 1959 by author and naturalist Gerald Durrell. It's 32 acres of beautifully landscaped park and farm lands are home to over 100 species of animal, many of which are endangered or vulnerable in the wild. The zoo serves as a sanctuary, captive breeding and research centre, and is the 'base' for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust's worldwide efforts to save species from extinction. The onsite facilities include a YHA accredited hostel, luxury 'wildlife camp' and Durrell Conservation Academy - which to date has trained over 3,500 conservationists from 135 countries.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

First visit to the zoo and had an excellent time. The zoo is both fascinating and engaging, when you see up close the animals whilst appreciating the story behind the zoo. Facilities are excellent all staff are extremely friendly with particular mention for Jess & Lauren who work in cafe at reception.

Thank Lorna A
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great experience so much to see!
Staff very helpful and easy to find you way around there, are places to eat on site, but for family this could get very expensive, there are seating area, picnic could be a good option.

Thank Harry w
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great zoo that provides lots of space for the animals and truly cares about the animals wellbeing. Cafe Firefly served good food at a reasonable price. We spent ages watching the gorillas and orangutans. We were camping on site so had passes to come and go in the zoo so we visited at quieter times of the day and felt like we had the zoo to ourselves at times. Very clean and well kept grounds.

Thank Sezray
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Despite the rain and cold weather we followed the suggested route through the park and thoroughly enjoyed it. Educational, great informative signs, very clean and a great shop and café. Definitely worth a couple of hours. We took the bus there and back and it all worked very well.

Thank Deborah P
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This place does amazing work - trying to save some of the world's most endangered animals. So, well worth the £16 when put in context.

I first came here in the 1980s and it is still an impressive place. I won't go to regular Zoos but Jersey is different.

The Livingstone Fruit bats are my favourite. Only 1200 left in the wild and 50+ are here at Jersey, the ONLY place in the world trying to save them.

You need a good 4-5 hours to do the place justice. Don't just rush around to the 'big ticket items', there are lots of smaller animals/areas to explore which are worth hunting out.

Consider adopting an animal and helping the zoo save some of these amazing creatures.

Thank Dom682014
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