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Address: Zurichbergstrasse 221, 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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A nice zoo with many zoo experts available to answer questions

I decided to spend my afternoon at Zoo Zurich. This zoo allows you to get pretty close to the animals. It is built into a hill, so be prepared for quite a bit of uphill walking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

I decided to spend my afternoon at Zoo Zurich. This zoo allows you to get pretty close to the animals. It is built into a hill, so be prepared for quite a bit of uphill walking and stairs. There are quote a few zoo experts positioned throughout the park to answer questions about the animals and explain things. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

The Zoo was wonderful and really shows the animal enclosures have adapted as close to their natural environment whilst using Eco friendly materials. The elephant enclosure really blown us all away. Lots of activities for the kids on the way. Requires a lot walking.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited with the family: wife and 2 kids, and my parents. The best variety of animals in good quantities too. No empty areas, each area had plenty of animals to view. Pleasant clean peaceful surroundings. Comfortable walking areas. Overall great place to visit.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

penguin parade in winter! so lovely to see them closely. the amazon greenhouse felt so real , so humid! many many kids around but great place for adults to hang too

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Compared to the Zoos i have visited so far, Zurich zoo will be easily the worst one.Honestly I am not a supporter of animals in captivity, but in Singapore, Belfast etc having much more facility, bigger enclosed areas makes animals a bit more comfortable than in Zurich.The newly added elephants are treat to watch though.

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Cardinal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Great little zoo..... Lots of interesting animals Loved the penquins the most... Easy to get to on the train.....

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

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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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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