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Address: Binningerstrasse 40, Basel CH-4054, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 295 35 35
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Ideal day trip for a family

Pretty large collection of species and has a lot of green cover. Ideal place for a day long outing for a family and kids will love it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Pretty large collection of species and has a lot of green cover. Ideal place for a day long outing for a family and kids will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this zoo. There is always something new to see .... Lion cubs, baby hippo, storks, meerkats. Newly renovated restaurants but same favourite ... Sausage and chips or schnitzel and chips and pasta with a couple of different sauces. Great aquarium too and if you ever go in the winter, penguins going for a walk is a must! Nice... More 

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Olten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Really nice experience, with a wide variety of species and simulated habitats. Must visit with children, especially you get to see some animals quite upclose.

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Hesingue, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very progressive Zoo. The animals all look clean and well fed! There are a few structural improvements happens, which is ok. What has already been done is of very good quality. Nice day out.

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a great Zoo, right in the city, yet quiet. Large amount of animals in good size enclosures and well looked after. Onsite car park, but if full, there is one just up the road, which we used. Didn't cost the earth to get in, so good value for money. Great day for adults and children, our group ranged from... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you're nearby, and specially with kids, this is a great place to spend few hours. The zoo offers a significant amount of species, with very diverse environments. The way it displays the species is also original, and allows a more direct connection with the animals, recurring not to cages, but water separations and natural obstacles. Make sure that you... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Zoo Basel is one of the world's caring zoos with an ethos of proper care and research. the animals must feel at least as good as they can in a zoo, as there has always been a successful breeding programme amongst big mammals. not too expensive restaurant on site. programme of animal feeding etc for entertainment, petting zoo and quite... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

If you like Zoo, this is a lovely one. Great promenade for kids and adults, right in the city center, you can find one very complete aquarium and penguins walking through the alleys in winter time. Basler Zoo is one prolific center of reproduction of lions and wild cats as well as other species. One can sit and make picnics... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

On 19th May 2015 a baby gorilla was born in this zoo, the first for over 10 years. We were lucky to see it when it was 3 weeks old and it was a fantastic experience for the family. We went back again at the beginning of August and there is a second baby gorilla, only 2 weeks old when... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Easy located, used tram vouchers free from hotel. Ten minutes walk from centre. There is a huge range of animals to see and learn about. Not all animal fact cards are in English so you may want to brush up on your German or use Google translate. Wonderful well cared for animals in humaine enclosures. Restaurant facilities excellent, wide choice.... More 

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