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Zoo Zurich

Address: Zurichbergstrasse 221, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 44 254 25 00
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Ranked #4 of 79 Activities 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 older children, Activities for young children
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Attraction details
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 older children, Activities for young children

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Paris, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Especially the masoala hall is great. You really have the feeling to be in the middle of the rain forest of Madagascar

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The best zoo I've ever been to! So well organised and they do so much with the limited space. Definetely worth to see. For young and old. And having luch while looking out at the RainForest... priceless!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Tram number 6 takes you to the Zoo! Big territory which is separated on "mainland". Have a great walk here and then go to "Jungle cafe" for the lunch.

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Finland
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

In the wintertime there is a penguin parade! It is so lovely to see. Penguins are so lovely! There were also many other lovely animals like monkeys which were surprisingly interested in visitors.

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Dunstable, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Wonderfully priced - 26CHF for an adult or 19CHF for under 24 year olds. I feel you really get your money worth, I have visited several zoos and this one has by far the cheapest entry fee. The entrance staff are friendly and let you know of any events that may be happening. In my case, this was the Penguin... More 

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Berkeley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Maybe we were lucky. Almost all of the animals were active, even the anaconda. Usually when you see snakes at the zoo they are just laying there. My 4 year old roared while at the tiger exhibit and the tiger came out to look at him! We were there the day after Christmas, in what I assume is the off-season... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have mixed feelings about this Zoo..on the one hand it has a lot considering how limited the space is. A lot of effort has been made to make the kids feel at home..playgrounds and snack stands galore...but on the other hand I found that they distracted the kids from the zoo itself. There is a lot of information in... More 

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Founex, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited it on January 1st. it was perfect because almost everything in Zurich is closed that day. There were not too many people, so was very enjoyble the visit. They have great variety of species from all climates and regions around the world. You can see monkeys from South America, and penguins form the Artic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

easy access by tram 6 from the center of Zurich (train station), very good location but very cold and snow during the winter months, all the animals you see from very close,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A great place to visit not overcrowded and great viewing points, The king penguin walkabout made it for me, look out for the timings of certain things going on throughout the day. Fast efficient restaraunt not to overpriced.

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