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Durrell: From Dodos to Reptiles

The Durrell Zoo, created in the inspiring vision of Gerald Durrell who wanted to not so much create a zoo to entertain visitors by its frolicking animals but instead wanted to create an ark to help save endangered species and also help educate the public on conservation matters and what they can do to help.…

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Durrell Wildlife Park

Durrell Wildlife Park

Set on the picturesque British Island of Jersey is the world renown Durrell Wildlife Park, formally known as Jersey Zoo, was first established in 1958 by naturalist and author Gerald Durrell. Set on +30 acres on the north-east corner of Jersey the Durrell Wildlife Park is home to over 1400 animals from over 130 species, but…

My Durrell Dream Come True

The story of a girl whose dream came true…   I’ve always been passionate about animals and have been inspired over time by a select few naturalists, conservationist and forward thinkers. The list includes the likes of icons in the field like Dian Fossey, George and Joy Adamson, as well as the man with the…

Gerald Durrell

“My childhood in Corfu shaped my life.  If I had the craft of Merlin, I would give every child the gift of my childhood.” ~ excerpt from ‘My Family and Other Animals’ by Gerald Durrell Before he became the famous conservationist Gerald Durrell was a young boy who collected ‘pets’, little did he know then…