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Zoo Zurich

Address: Zurichbergstrasse 221, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 254 25 00
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Ranked #6 of 176 things to do in Zurich
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Zürich Zoo, situated on a hillside away from downtown, is excellent. It’s compact, tree-filled...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Activities: Viewing wildlife
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The Zürich Zoo, situated on a hillside away from downtown, is excellent. It’s compact, tree-filled and has about 2,000 animals from 250 different species. There are tropical rainforests and an enormous biosphere. The fascinating Madagascar pavilion and the elephant house are worth a look. Open daily.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Kansas City
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I will definitely go back in the spring or summer, as winter is just not the best time to go to the zoo. That said, there's a definite advantage to going in the winter, even if you do think you may freeze to death. First, there are fewer people, so you don't have to dodge crowds. But more importantly, if... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is a great place to visit while you are in Zurich. Vast variety & some rare species. Needs a full day to visit the entire place specially if you have children. Easy access with public transport.

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Rhodes Town, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You need all day if you want to see all the animals. It's very clean place with different zoo areas and you have to follow the map otherwise it's very easy to get lost. We love the tropical section and the aquarium. Also good place for food and nice kindergarten for playing and have a coffee break. You can go... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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305 reviews 305 reviews
51 attraction reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Zoos are extremely cruel to animals. Such treatment should be banned and made illegal. By imprisoning animals in cages you rob them of the chance to lead normal lives. If your kids want to see the animals in the flesh, take them to countries where these animals live in their normal habitat. Go on safari and witness the real thing.... More 

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

Many animals are not kept in cages but rather provided with their natural habitat; trees, a river and ample area are great for bears, also Tigers, Snow Leopards... There is a dome where you walk without boundaries, through a tropical rain forest filled with monkeys, birds and lizards; one almost feels like being in Madagascar.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was for the first time in this type of ZOO where animals are not in the cages (some of them), and I also liked the "rainforest".

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Gotland
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Difficult to keep an overview, could use more signs. Good you get a map of the area. With the day ticket you can leave and come back during the day. We left the zoo for the wonderful tropical greenhouse (ticket valid there too) and decided to eat there. Awful, awful decision. Food was barely edible. Worst bratwurst with onion sauce... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I was surprised by how lovely Zurich Zoo was. We went in the winter, but it still felt like a trip worth making. It isn't the largest zoo, but the enclosures for the animals are really lovely and thoughtfully designed. The meandering pathways and multiple vantage points made it relaxing. The elephant house is kind of amazing - it is... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

In the winter time they let the penguins to walk out; and must see for the kids. also for all the other animals. Masoala part is away fro the Zurich Zoo,you need to walk from the zoo and it is not worth it.

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Lahore, Pakistan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

not anything exciting.....construction going on in some parts....indoor reptile place is worth to watch....

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