"We hope that there will be fireflies and glow-worms at night to guide you and butterflies in the hedges and forests to greet you. We hope that your dawns will have an orchestra of bird song and that the sound of their wings...will dazzle you.

We hope that there will still be extraordinary varieties of creatures sharing the land of the planet with you to enchant you and enrich your lives as they have done for us."

~ Extract written by Gerald Durrell to future generations, buried in a time capsule at Jersey Zoo.

Gerald Durrell is a famed British naturalist, conservationist and zookeeper. Before his death in 1995 he had been at the forefront of wildlife preservation for decades, fascinating and capturing the hearts and minds of animal lovers worldwide.

Moonlit Sanctuary runs both conservation breeding programs, and conservation education.

You can help support our conservation work through animal sponsorship. For more information on our education programs, please visit our education pages.