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Zoo Basel

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Address: Binningerstrasse 40, Basel CH-4054, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 295 35 35
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Great animals

The zoo is very large and diverse. In Bulgaria there is no such beautiful and interesting zoo. I am very impressed.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Vania K
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The zoo is very large and diverse. In Bulgaria there is no such beautiful and interesting zoo. I am very impressed.

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Alsace, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We spent 4 hours just enjoying the different attractions grouped into different sections according to the continents or ways of life of the resp. animals.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

... and parents too. Imagine you have visiting family with kids and the weather is awfully rainy. A day at the zoo can be a very good idea. Without rain it is even better, just you have many more alternatives. This zoo - inside the city of Basel - is not large compared to more famous ones, however it is... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

wonderful place open to all ages; see, learn, playground for children, it is a park and you can leave your children walk alone, eat and drink, have a break and observe some of the animals, enjoy live and nature!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

For an inner city zoo it is the perfect day out without having to travel to far . The zoo is under some serious refurbishment at the moment but they are doing everything to avoid any inconvenience to the public . There is a great diversity of animals , something to suit all tastes and ages. In the winter when... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

In principle I do not approve of zoos as I think animals should run free but Basel zoo is doing so much to help endangered species that I can only say it is a very worthwhile experience. The animals have lots of room to roam around. It is one of my favorite haunts

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Just been there with some friends who are visiting basel with their little daughter. She was amazed at how close she could get to the animals and at their diversity. I have visited the zoo several times and there is always something new to see. Impressive, given its smallish size.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Basel Zoo overall is a nice oasis inside Basel. Well located and clean. The highlight during winter time is the penguin parade. Unfortunatly the zoo is been refurbished and some areas under construction.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A bit expensive for foreign visitors, but one of the best zoos I have been too, including rarities such as snow leopards.

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Top End, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Been to the zoo on many occasions and many seasonal weather. Although it is a relatively a small sized zoo but it is just perfect for a spontaneous outing with kids. There are petting zoos, shows and activities for the enjoyment for all ages. Plenty of benches for resting and with the upgraded primate enclosure, the zoo placed a childrens'... More 

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