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Durrell and the Animal Health Trust help blind lemur to see again

Durrell and the Animal Health Trust help blind lemur to see again

| May 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Durrell is known for its ground-breaking work around the world but now, together with experts from the Animal Health Trust (AHT), it has performed something of a miracle at its headquarters in Jersey – giving a blind lemur his sight back! An excerpt of the operation can be viewed here: www.durrell.org/blind-lemur Sam, the red fronted […]

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State Street staff help with gorilla ‘makeover’

State Street staff help with gorilla ‘makeover’

| April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Some 18 staff from State Street in Jersey entered the gorilla enclosure at Durrell recently to help with the ambitious renovation plan for the area. Equipped with paint brushes and paints and while the gorillas themselves were safely housed in the indoor enclosure for the day, the State Street volunteers were busy painting a four […]

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Three charities benefit from £150,000 donation from HSBC, the largest to date as part of the bank’s community investment programme in Jersey

Three charities benefit from £150,000 donation from HSBC, the largest to date as part of the bank’s community investment programme in Jersey

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

3 leading charity programmes will be enhanced by new investment 3,500 young people will be educated about the environment by the end of 2016 300 volunteering opportunities for HSBC employees to lend their support HSBC has announced a new three year £150,000 community investment programme in Jersey, aimed at engaging and educating young people about […]

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Local Doctor’s retirement benefits Durrell

Local Doctor’s retirement benefits Durrell

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

This weekend local Doctor and long term supporter of Durrell, Simon Slaffer retires after a medical career spanning more than four decades. To mark the occasion Dr Slaffer has organised a very special fundraising event with the monies raised being donated to Durrell and another local charity. Discussing the event and Durrell Dr Slaffer said, […]

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Standard Bank staff to go to new heights to help Orangutans

Standard Bank staff to go to new heights to help Orangutans

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Standard Bank staff are coming to the aid of the Durrell Orangutans and will be going to new heights in an effort to refurbish their enclosure at Durrell. Durrell approached Standard Bank with a request for help to do some maintenance on the aerial runway and play area in the Orangutan enclosure. Last year bank […]

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Immortalised Jambo raises welcome funds for Durrell

Immortalised Jambo raises welcome funds for Durrell

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey Post has handed a cheque for £5,000 to Durrell, the proceeds of a fundraising initiative launched last year.  Jersey Post agreed to donate a percentage of all philatelic sales during 2012 of its Jambo commemorative stamps.  The four stamps and miniature sheet featuring Jambo, Jersey’s world-famous and much loved ‘silverback’ gorilla, were released in […]

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Kids go free at Durrell this weekend

Kids go free at Durrell this weekend

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

This weekend, Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th of July, Durrell will open its doors absolutely free of charge to children! The annual ‘Durrell Day’, now in its fifth year, offers Islanders and visitors the chance to experience all that the world famous wildlife park has to offer with no entry fee for children and a […]

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Durrell’s Lonely Dodo takes flight to join ‘The Great Dodo Exhibition’ at Kendal Museum

Durrell’s Lonely Dodo takes flight to join ‘The Great Dodo Exhibition’ at Kendal Museum

| June 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, 4th July, The Lonely Dodo will head off to Kendal Museum in Cumbria to be part of ‘The Great Dodo Exhibition.’ Billed as ‘a world premiere of Dodos’ the event will see a variety of dodos exhibited together for the first time, including adult dodos, dodo chicks and eggs, dodo skeletons and sculptures […]

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Durrell says a sad farewell to Barbara the Andean Bear

Durrell says a sad farewell to Barbara the Andean Bear

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today staff at Durrell are saddened to announce that due to an age-related decline in the health of Barbara, the female Andean bear, the decision to euthanase her was reached this morning. This news comes nearly three months after the death of her partner Wolfgang who died in March. Barbara was born at Washington Zoo, […]

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Durrell appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Durrell appoints new Chief Executive Officer

| May 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Durrell is pleased to announce the appointment of Oliver Johnson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Johnson will formally take the reins of the globally renowned conservation charity on June 1st from Hugh Roberts who has been interim CEO since February. Mr Johnson, is a Cambridge graduate in Economics with experience in several industries, […]

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