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Zurich Zoo

Zurichbergstrasse 221, Zurich, Switzerland
41-1-254-2500
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Ranked #10 of 97 Attractions in Zurich
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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... more » 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. « less
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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Had an evening function at the zoo which provided an opportunity to see it without the crowds. The elephant exhibit (&soon to be completed Savannah exhibit) impressive as were the Emperor/King Penguins. The aviary and simian area had nice animals in them but felt a bit depressing watching them behind enclosed glass. Open exhibits a bit more enjoyable. Much of... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

You need to spend a full day there to be able to see at least some things. It has become bigger and bigger, with the amazing elephant enclosure added this year June. Other attractions are the Masoala hall, a tropical enclosure at the size of multiple soccer fields, where animals roam free and you feel you're in the tropical jungle.... More

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maui
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You have to see the zoo.. But give yourself time!! it's huge. I so in love with the Snow Leopards I did not want to leave. Lots of space for the animals in natural settings!!! You'll do some walking so wear comfortable shoes!

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Amazing zoo set just out of the town of Zurich - so easy to get to on the tram or driving. Amazing facilities for children - excellent restaurants/play areas/coffee shops - one of my favourite places to go with the children in Zurich.

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Kuala Lumpur
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

All I can say that this zoo reminds me of Amsterdam Zoo although it was disheartening to see that there were a number of places where construction was taking place to house new animal exhibits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of the most reaponsible zoos i have ever been to as sometimes they can be so depressing. The elephant house is gigantic!

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sudbury,ma
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

So while it is somewhat sad that we need zoos to protect and preserve the world's animals it is good to be in a zoo in Switzerland. Most of the exhibits are spacious, well done and designed to educate i.e.( rhino horn is made of the same stuff as human finger nails so if you think Rhino horn is good... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The zoo is very well organized and is not too big. The conditions of inhabitants are done so that they would be close to their natural. Although it is a zoo, you cannot create too natural conditions, otherwise the territory would be much bigger and the guests would see the animals from big distance. Plan at least 3-4 hours to... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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217 reviews 217 reviews
49 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was so excited to visit the Zoo again after 8 years when I visited the first time and as I recall it was a beautiful trip. But this time, I am disappointed, you walk and walk and walk non stop and all what you see at the end is an elephant and the penguins. All the signs in the... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The Zoo has come a long way since I used to visit it as a child. The highlight of this visit was the new elephant habitat, where the elephants moved earlier in the year. The building is beautifully embedded in its surroundings, and the elephants have so much room to interact and move around. At the same time, you can... More

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