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Zurich Zoo

Zurichbergstrasse 221, Zurich, Switzerland
41-1-254-2500
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As featured in 3 days in Zurich and 1 other guide
Ranked #5 of 78 attractions 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 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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Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The zoo was laid out in zones base on the world, it was,ok, but some of the exhibits could do,with updating. Overall it was good, especially as the weather was very hot. I would suggest taking your own snacks , picnic etc.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

What to do in Zurich on a Sunday. Well as previously reviewers have mentioned most shops and restaurants close on a Sunday. It was a sunny day but due to rain later my husband and I thought we would go to the Zoo! The tram although it was a reduced service and we had to change and get another tram... More

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Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The place was way smaller than I expected, but I think small size gave the place a nice character. However, I think the cages were way too small. There was a play area for children that was bigger than many of the cages for large animals. I was looking forward to seeing the gorillas and penguins and expected to see... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wear good walking shoes, you will need several hours if you chose to visit the entire park. The zoo has a smartphone app that you can use as a map that also informs you of the various events in the park, such as feeding hours etc. Sundays are crowded (naturally !), so prefer weekdays if you are here on vacation.... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's modern, animals have lots of space and it's always a very nice day with the kids when we go there. The Masoala hall is somewhat of a mixed feeling; while it's probably great for animals, kids are usually disapointed because you don't see many of them.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Zoo Zurich it's a go for all of yours with children. This attraction is full of fun for all ages and especially for kids!! Have fun! Dacian

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Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

it is quite nice. i enjoyed frogs of different sizes and colours the most. they offer wedding ceremonies for a limited number of people as well...

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very worthwhile, in particular for families. Visit in particular the Masoala Hall and the soon to open elephant area.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Zurich Zoo has undergone tremendous and exciting changes in the past few years. It continuously improves the habitat of its various inhabitants, the newest addition being a completely new section for the elephants, imitating their African Origin.

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Riehen, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Zurich zoo is one of my favourite zoos. It's a very amazing and huge zoo. So when ever you've got the opportunity to go to Zurich do not miss to see the zoo!

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