The Channel Islands
Jersey Zoo (formerly Durrell Wildlife Park is one of the island`s most popular tourist attractions. It was established in 1959 by naturalist and writer Gerald Durrell (1925–1995) and is currently operated by the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. The zoo has mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles, comprising over 130 species and has always focused on rare and endangered species.
The park is situated in 32 acres of landscaped parkland and ponds. The Trust has a strong commitment to looking after the Island's native wildlife, and large areas within the grounds have been designated native habitat areas. The extensive planting of flowering and fruiting trees throughout the grounds also serves to attract a plethora of wild birds and insects. Included in the former are several species of bird which used to be commonly seen in island gardens but have become increasingly scarce, including the house sparrow and song thrush. Over 50 nest-boxes positioned around the grounds, are used by a variety of species each season, including Barn Owls, Kestrels, Swallows and House Martins. Other creatures commonly seen within the grounds are the red squirrel, bank vole, and the short-toed treecreeper.
The official website has more information: Jersey Zoo.
Just some of the reptiles and amphibians on display.