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Jersey Zoo

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Orangutan Experience

I'm not really a 'zoo' person and the only reason I came here was for the 'orangutan' experience... read more

Reviewed today
Jackie D
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
Durrell Jersey Zoo

Having been a visitor over many years there have been a lot of changes, from the main reception... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Grant M
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Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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La Profonde Rue, Les Augres Manor, Trinity JE3 5BP
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+44 1534 860000
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Reviewed today

I'm not really a 'zoo' person and the only reason I came here was for the 'orangutan' experience', which was wonderful! There were just the 2 of us. We made food parcels for the 'tans and then fed the parcels to the 'tans through the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having been a visitor over many years there have been a lot of changes, from the main reception centre to the animal enclosures this was the first time back since the new Gerald Durrell story open in what I think was previously the bat house....More

Thank Grant M
DurrellAccommodation, Communications Officer at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Grant M Thank you for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Durrell Team

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As zoos go it’s quite small with limited animals on view. Having said that the apes were great fun and the small reptile house interesting. The conservation work done by the zoo has to be admired but as a day out its over priced. I...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 4 days ago

A conservation project more than a zoo, the animals are kept in superb condition with large enclosures mimicking their natural environment. Very nicely laid out with great activities for children.

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hardly any animals, certain areas closed off workmen everywhere! Very very disapointed especially for £16 each such a shame as we were so looking forward to the zoo.More

Thank GetRealEastbourne
DurrellAccommodation, Communications Officer at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi GetRealEastbourne We have over 1000 animals on site and work hard to ensure visitors see them, but this can be challenging when balancing view-ability and the animals’ own natural behaviours. We have workmen on site because a few of our enclosures are being updated...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Hols in Jersey are becoming a habit, and a visit to the zoo is now firmly part of that habit. We like to spend the day there to look, sit, walk and eat. This year we enjoyed the keeper talk at the Gorilla enclosure, where...More

Thank east-anglia W
DurrellAccommodation, Communications Officer at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi east-anglia W Thank you for such a kind review. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, The Durrell Team

Reviewed 4 days ago

As a conservation and breeding facility, this is superb - I travelled to Jersey for the first time 21 years ago because I had always wanted to visit this zoo, having read about the setting up of the site. Meets all expectations, and you cannot...More

Thank janeecampbell333
DurrellAccommodation, Communications Officer at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi janeecampbell333 Thank you for such a kind review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at Durrell! Kind regards The Durrell Team

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved our visit here! So many positive things to say! The staff is welcoming, helpful, knowledgeable, humorous, and I could go on. Thank you so much to the young man at reception who helped me become a member and answered 50 million questions. The...More

Thank Judith L
DurrellAccommodation, Communications Officer at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Judith L Thank you for your lovely review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Kind regards, The Durrell Team

Reviewed 5 days ago

Medium size zoological park which took us 3 hours to get around.Large enclosures with plenty of cover & foliage for the animals,particularly the bears,gorillas,lemurs & orangutans.There are a lot of reviews on here from selfish people who expect the animals to be in small cages...More

Thank liverlover-49
Reviewed 6 days ago

We stopped by at the cafe. Never tasted banoffi pie like it. Will be visiting again. The atmosphere was lovely sitting outside with the view over the zoo and sounds of animals

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mcstait
15 September 2018|
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Response from anneW1303OV | Reviewed this property |
The opening times are on their very helpful and informative web site . I believe that it was 9.30 ish . They have varied times when special activity days are happening Hope you go it's AMAZING !!!
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David N
11 September 2018|
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Response from manswa | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of online tickets but at the time we visited in September 2018 the queues were relatively small with no more than 5 minutes queuing time. Also, I did not notice any reference to online tickets at the entrance... More
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rhianne
9 August 2018|
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Response from Clive M | Reviewed this property |
To my knowledge, there is just the one-time entrance charge/fee the large car park is free parking and also the Zoo has a daily bus service to and from St Helier ENJOY YOUR VISIT.
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