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Zoo Basel

Binningerstrasse 40, Basel CH-4054, Switzerland
+41 61 295 35 35
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Ranked #7 of 79 attractions in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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Larbert,, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to and a good size for a day visit. Some areas being developed, but did not spoil our day. One concern was the small size of penguin enclosure, but they seemed happy enough

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

It is not too big in terms of area, but it has several species. Very interesting, mainly the primates.

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Montreux, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

A green spot in n the middle of the city, very practical by train and by car. Certainly not the biggest and the most impressive and does not have the pretention to be, but the animals are very well presented and I feel good for them. There look very healthy and happy , in the middle of a beautiful natural... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Visited there after doing lot of google and Trip Advisor search. It is located close to Basel SBB station. Heard lot of good things about the zoo but to be honest didn't find it an extra ordinary place. Have seen lot of local zoos in India and they are far better than Basel Zoo. Very surprised to see that Basel... More

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Paralimni, Cyprus
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My Wife and I visited this zoo with our Daughter, Son-in-Law and two Grandsons. What a fabulous day out despite the wet conditions. There is extensive work going on to build a visitors centre and the now completed new Gorilla House is magnificent. Having been to a number of zoos at various locations we can truly say that this is... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A recent visit to Basel brought us on a day trip to the zoo. The zoo is situated right in the heart of the city and therefore very easy to get to. Described as a small zoo it still has an amazing number of attractions. Putting aside the moral arguments about whether animals should be kept in zoos we found... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I had heard rave reviews about this zoo, but it didn't quite rate as well as Australian Zoos in my book. I was pleased however to see a chameleon for the first time. It was good to see Lions close up, with just a thick sheet of glass to separate them from us, so able to see them close up.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Could you imagine that a zoo located right in the center of a city could be a jewel ? 5 minutes walk from the station will lead you to the "Zolli". No more cages or awful enclosures, but natural gaps and fences will give you the feeling that animals are close and free. Don't miss the new "monkey open space"....... More

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Navi Mumbai, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's a nice family place where you can enjoy whole day. Lot of animals including sea animals increase your knowledge about nature. Main attraction : Gorillas, Penguine and sealine.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Basle Zoo is a nice green setting very much in the city centre, and by Swiss prices it is very reasonable. There are a wide selection of animals and it is a pleasant enough visit. However, and perhaps the central location impacts the space available, the enclosures are far too small. Many of the animals were standing about on what... More

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