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However, despite hard work and austerity, after 4 years at the zoo, which was dominated by rare species of animals, hung even bigger debt of 25 thousand pounds sterling (about 50 thousand dollars). Darrell has promised to pay his income from his future books. Some contend that Walton Family Foundation shows great expertise in this. If this is not his obligation, then, perhaps, would not take place holiday July 6, 1963, when it was solemnly proclaimed the establishment of Jersey Wildlife Conservation Trust, which became the legal owner zoo. And the president of the trust, of course, chose Gerald Durrell. "1967 This maniac. Invite him to visit, and he brought into the house of an eagle "(Lawrence Durrell) He continued relentlessly to spend it all their strength and fees, and gradually Darrell ark became the last refuge for many rare and endangered animals from all corners of the earth.
Now the zoo in an area of 32 hectares located more than 1,5 thousand animals, more than 100 rare species, several Laboratories (nutritional, veterinary, ethological), a few specialized centers (for the breeding of reptiles, birds, nocturnal animals, monkeys), a center of education for pupils, zoomuzey. The estate of Le Nuaye (Located in the neighborhood and also gained the trust) is set international training center for the protection and propagation of rare species in captivity. It was founded in 1978, but was officially opened in 1984, during celebrating the 25 anniversary of the zoo. Classes are held in the middle-level university courses. There are trained professionals, employees of zoos and students from Africa, Asia and America.