Durrell is an international charity on a mission to save species from extinction and Jersey Zoo was the first zoo created entirely to save threatened species from extinction.
The great British writer and conservationist, Gerald Durrell, was a visionary, a pioneer and a man with a mission. He believed that good zoos could do great things in conservation, and more than 50 years ago he set out to prove it. Gerald founded Jersey Zoo in 1959. In 1963, it became a charitable trust and was renamed Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in 1999.
The zoo is home to more than 120 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, more than half of which are endangered in the wild. The zoo provides a window into the wider conservation work that Durrell carries out around the globe.
Local attractions and things to do in the area may not be open all year round and may require pre-booking. Please check the attraction website before visiting to avoid disappointment.