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Jersey Zoo

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Closed Now: 09:30 - 18:00
Open today: 09:30 - 18:00
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What a “zoo” should be!

I am very glad that “Durrell” have chosen to return to being “Jersey Zoo”. It is a zoo, but in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yambol, Bulgaria
A Gentle Entertaining Place

My wife and I recently visited Jersey Zoo. It was a very relaxed place with a gentle easy going... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angus M
Witham, 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
La Profonde Rue, Les Augres Manor, JE3 5BP
+44 1534 860000
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I am very glad that “Durrell” have chosen to return to being “Jersey Zoo”. It is a zoo, but in the best possible way. Concentrating on breeding endangered species in natural surroundings, and returning the offspring to the wild to help ensure survival. They also...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I recently visited Jersey Zoo. It was a very relaxed place with a gentle easy going feel to it. The animals, of which there were many, seemed very at home and comfortable and it was almost like walking around a large garden...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angus M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very relaxed and calm three hour visit here on a Sunday morning. Staff very friendly and helpful and the keeper talk was very entertaining. The cake in the cafe was amazing - recommend the bakewell tart and the shop had something for everyone. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cw232015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second visit to this wonderful example of what can be done to save some of the most beautiful creatures on this world. The place is brilliant the animals are so happy and well cared for. I love the bears and they didn't disappoint from one...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a charity working to preserve endangered species, Durrell seem to put a lot of effort into everything. The enclosures are larger than we have seen at other zoos; perhaps it's our imagination, but it seems nicer for the animals. Some of the bird enclosures...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JamesOfJersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't normally like zoo's but this place is doing a great job, breeding endangered animals and helping to settle them back in their own environment. They don't have a huge range of animals, but what they do have are interesting. The grounds are really...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Helena R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Morning visit. Only visible staff were in ticket office and cafés, none available in the grounds. Path and steps were slippery with wet fallen leaves - no attempt had been made to clear these up. Only a small amount of animals were in evidence. A...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margaret C
JerseyZoo, Public Relations Manager at Jersey Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Margaret, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We’re very sorry that you did not enjoy your visit and only saw a few animals. We do aim to find a good balance between the animals’ welfare and visitor expectations, and this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to Jersey zoo, having visited in November 1988 when we were on honeymoon. We spent a very enjoyable few hours wandering around the zoo. The highlight for us were seeing the Gorillas and Orangoutangs. Both talks given by their keepers,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank sunshine_fizz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wonderful surroundings of Augres Manor are always a perfect place to spend quality time with the variety of endangered species which form part of the Zoo. A particular highlight is the new Butterfly enclosure..... pure heaven walking amongst these beautiful creatures and getting close...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jerry728
Reviewed 8 November 2018

i think it was a good day out to see all the animals you should have a car to get there but when you seen it you seen it

Date of experience: August 2018
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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 !!!
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
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.