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Address: Zurichbergstrasse 221 | CH 8044 Zurich, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 254 25 00
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Fee: Yes
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The Zürich Zoo, situated on a hillside away from downtown, is excellent...
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.
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Graveyard adjoining Zurich zoo

if you think i am joking just visit this graveyard adjoining the Zurich zoo. 3 years back when myself and my wife gone to see Zurich zoo incidently zoo was closed by that time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

I was expecting a bit more due to the overall size of the Zoo itself. Half the animals were either hiding or not even there at all.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Not worth the money or time. Animals weren't visible in so many areas. Construction everywhere. Penguins and fish were the only decent parts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

if you think i am joking just visit this graveyard adjoining the Zurich zoo. 3 years back when myself and my wife gone to see Zurich zoo incidently zoo was closed by that time , & luckily we discovered this amazing place . feel the utter silence & extream beauty of various flowers in a big lush green garden. This... More 

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Spent 4 and a half hours here walking by the exhibits at a not too hurried pace with my kids. Saw a lot of animals but no shows. Pity that the elephant swim takes place in the early morning, even though the day I visited was in sweltering heat. As in everything in Switzerland it is expensive.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent zoo for big and small children. Wide variety of animals well kept, with special part where African climate has been recreated. Take some time for a proper visit and don't be afraid of walking. It is huge and a complete visit can take up to 4 hours. Easy to reach either by tram n.6 or driving (ample parking available).... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The highlights of this zoo - and what sets it apart from other zoos - are the incredibly large rainforest greenhouse and the new elephant compound. They created a patch of rainforest inside the greenhouse where you can be lucky to spot lemurs, birds and colourful geckos. There's also the option to ascend a tower to see the rainforest above... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I hate zoos but I (and my toddler) loved this one a lot. It is huge, has unique forest zones, has great views of the city and full with lovely play areas for kids.

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Summerfield, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We got here using public transportation from our downtown hotel. They have many animals that seem well cared for. Yes some of the enclosures are small, but I have seen that in many older zoos. Most, including this one are gradually building new enclosures. Please keep in mind that upgrades take time, land and money. The new elephant enclosure is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

It was not worth to pay CHF 26 and give half a day to visit the full Zoo. There were not many animals.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Nice Italian restaurant, Dieci, just outside of main entrance beats all the places in the zoo. Wear good walking shoes. Homemade ice tea at the elephant area was delicious. Excellent playground near Masoala hall.

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Address: Zurichbergstrasse 221 | CH 8044 Zurich, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 254 25 00
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Zurich  >  Zurich

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