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Zoo Zurich

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Address: Zuerichbergstrasse 221, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 44 254 25 00
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

«People who know animals will protect them.»

Up above the city of Zurich,...

«People who know animals will protect them.»

Up above the city of Zurich, spanning a surface of approximately 27 hectares, is Switzerland’s largest and most frequently visited cultural and educational institution: Zoo Zurich. The popular nationwide excursion destination wants to get people interested in animals and encourage them to play an active role in nature conservation and the protection of species.

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Great Zoo

Went in April 2017 and the baby elephant was of course the highlight! Allow plenty of time, my partner and i spent 3.5hrs there quite comfortably. Reasonable admission prices... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went in April 2017 and the baby elephant was of course the highlight! Allow plenty of time, my partner and i spent 3.5hrs there quite comfortably. Reasonable admission prices for Switzerland and the enclosures are well suited for the natural habitat for each animal. Tram 6 from the center of Zurich will get you to the Zoo!

Thank Bennymoran
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Zoo Zurich is a very good Zoo. Animals seems happy and active and we could see everything in close distance. There also was just couple months earlier born an elephant baby, which was really great too see live! Restaurant was also ok, with a lot of lunch options. We had our cheapest lunch here what is kind of different than... More 

Thank Zakk77
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We just spent a fantastic night at the Zoo - sleeping in outside tents: ----- What do animals do at night when all the people have left the zoo? Find out on a night expedition and get to know another side to the zoo. The program includes: Night trip through the Masoala rainforest, encounters with reptiles, visit to the feed... More 

Thank X3795PUandreass
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Good zoo next to fifa headquarters there is a direct train to there named Zoo! Not huge but fun for kids

Thank DR-Mohdn
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Getting to the zoo from the center of Zürich is easy. There is a direct tram service or one can drive there as there is plenty of parking space available. The zoo has so much to see that it is advisable to choose in advance what one wants to experience. If an animal must exist in captivity then the Zürich... More 

Thank 2016Maret
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and interesting animals but we expected more especially because the entrance price was so big. Great for a family trip on a sunny day.

Thank Minna K
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Zurich Zoo is high above Zurich and offers many highlights both for individuals as for families with kids. One of the highlights is the elephant group, that just got a young members 1 1/2 month ago. A place to see is also the Masoala Rainforest Hall, a very professional re-built of this rainforest area.

Thank Thomas R
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo facilities are great, al animals are healthy, happy, the staff is very friendly, and the tropical jungle area is simply amazing.

Thank Crartdirector
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited zurich zoo but unfortunately I found it not a special zoo. Vienna zoo is much biger and better and more well organized than zurich zoo. Of course there were something intresting like various type of frogs which were so beautiful and colorful and the other good thing about this place is the very cute small monkeys.

Thank Tazkieh G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have to visit there once at least. You can feel the nature there. A complete selection of animals you can see there.

Thank Mohammad Reza K

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