Gorilla at Jersey Zoo
Jersey Zoo is actually known as the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and was founded by famous writer and naturalist Gerald Durrell. In 1959 he bought the 16th century manor house with 32 acres of land that now form the headquarters of one of the leading conservation organisations.
Animals that have been saved from extinction include the Assam pygmy hog, St Lucia whiptail lizard and the Mallorcan midwife toad. Visitors can expect to see a variety of monkeys, and birds as well as Orangutans, Gorillas, Meerkats, reptiles and amphibians and bats.
There are over 50 nest-boxes positioned around the grounds, which are used by a variety of birds including barn owls, kestrels, swallows and martins. Other animals commonly seen within the grounds are the red squirrel, bank vole, and the short-toed tree creeper, which is not found in the UK.
If children still have excess energy after walking through the woods or the apple orchard they can then imitate the primates in the outdoor play area.
There are three refreshment areas at Durrell Wildlife Park: Café Firefly is situated at our Visitor Centre, Dodo Restaurant, complete with children's play zone, is located within the grounds (by the meerkats & mongoose) and there is a kiosk by the orangutans for quick refreshments.
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