Jersey

Durrell gorilla enclosure may be expanded

Gorilla at Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey
Image caption Western lowland gorillas have been kept at Durrell since it opened in 1959

Recycling materials could be used to expand the gorilla enclosure at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey.

It follows the recent birth of the first baby gorilla, a boy called Indigo, at the centre for 10 years.

Paul Masterton, chief executive, said the birth meant it was time to consider making the enclosure bigger.

He said the design was still being finished, but expected it to cost about £1.5m and take two years to complete.

Mr Masterton said it depended on planning permission being given and the trust being able to raise the funds needed.

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