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Zoo Basel

Address: Binningerstrasse 40, Basel CH-4054, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 295 35 35
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Ranked #8 of 69 Attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

We just visited Zoo Basel yesterday and it was really nice besides the cold weather. There were lots of baby animals, such as penguins, kangaroo (inside mommy's pouch), wild boars and some others. I had a free ticket but my husband had to pay 18CHF. It is a little steep in my opinion but as we were only paying one... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

The Basel zoo is great to visit, whether with the family or with friends. There are plenty of different animals as well as an impressive aquarium. The little rhino is quite an attraction itself and loves to entertain the crowd.

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Hong Kong, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I got a 24h Basel Card and was entitled to visit the Zoo for free. The Basel Card only costs CHF20 and also includes, amongst other things, free walking tour whereas an adult ticket for the Zoo costs CHF18. I would therefore highly recommend getting a Basel Card if you also intend to join the walking tour. If you are... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Not a zoo fan ? Well even if you're not you'll be happy here and surprised at how good the place is. We've friends with kids who've a yearly ticket. It's that good for the kids. The Zoo has an extremly good breeding record so they Must be doing thinges correctly It's got just about all the animals you'd expect.... More 

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Basel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

What a surprise it was to visit this zoo. I am not a fan of zoos and so went reluctantly and was very surprised by how the animals are kept, what the zoo is doing for conservation and the care they take of all the animals and the environments that they are kept in. If you have time spend half... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went to Basel Zoo for the day with family, it's an amazing place, so much to see and do, you need to get there early to fully appreciate all that is on offer.

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

With the new renovations the zoo is amazing in all weathers there is indoor and outdoor viewing, I recommend Sunday early morning so that you don't miss the penguin parade .

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went on a Monday when you get discounted entry (13 francs). Were pleasantly surprised by how good it was, they have obviously invested a lot in all the buildings and areas for the animals. Penguin walk around the zoo was great! Its right in the middle of the city, so its a great way to spend a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Spent hours looking round this zoo. It is a lot larger than you realise with places you walk into and they spread underground. Could do with signs pointing to the animals as there is a bit of construction going on. The elephants are getting a new enclosure. Reminds me of the old glasgow zoo as you get really close to... More 

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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Sadly Basel's wonderful chimpanzee, Eros, died last month, aged 52. However, lots of fun for the whole family in the Zoli. Two new baby chimps were born this summer, so kids will enjoy seeing them. Well worth a visit while in Basel

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