Tortoise Takeover is an island-wide, public art trail that will bring together every part of Jersey's community and in turn, protect some of the most threatened species on the planet.

The trail

With 50 giant tortoise sculptures to find across Jersey, there’s so much to see and explore!

Why tortoises?

From Greek mythology to Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot, tortoises have, throughout history, plodded their way into our storytelling across the globe.

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About Wild in Art 

Since 2008, Wild in Art has been animating towns and cities across the globe with spectacular art trails, which entertain, enrich, inform and leave a lasting legacy. 

Wild in Art trails connect communities, encourage exploration, drive footfall, increase dwell time and benefit health and wellbeing –- giving people of all ages a voice through art, bringing joy and smiles to all.

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About Durrell

Durrell is an international charity, headquartered at Jersey Zoo, working to save species from extinction. Tortoise Takeover is raising funds to build a new Tropical Islands house at Jersey Zoo that will allow the zoo team to continue the exemplary care they provide for these precious species.

Presenting partners

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