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Address: Zuerichbergstrasse 221, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
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+41 44 254 25 00
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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«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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The best Zoo in Europe

Had a blast there. Easy to cruise around, just follow the arrows and you will reach whatever you are looking for. The Thai area is awesome with those cute elephants and you must... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Kuwait
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a blast there. Easy to cruise around, just follow the arrows and you will reach whatever you are looking for. The Thai area is awesome with those cute elephants and you must try the food from that kiosk out there. Their thai food is awesome Dont miss any of the animals. And it would be your lucky day if... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Zurich Zoo is great, the cages give the animals considerable space and everything is attended with attention to detail and in the most respectable fashion possible. In winter, less animals can be spotted as they stay in warmer, indoor areas. It's great to spend a day at the Zoo with your friends, couple & certainly kids

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Thank Marlinesk
Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very nice Zoo, a lot to do and see. Great infrastructure and a lot of different animals. You can spend a lot of time as a couple, business or for sure as a family. Food is very good and you have a lot of restaurants and coffee to go. From the main station Zurich it takes only about 20 minutes... More 

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Thank marnold4
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Like in vacation! Friendli employers, great location, enough space for lucky animals ! Food in Restaurants could be better....

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Thank Farfallino11
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

keeping animals in a near-natural environment. Tigers, Elephants, Lions..... For Singles, couples and families... everyone will be fascinated.

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Thank Stylianos M
Philadelphia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo may have been the highlight of our trip to Switzerland. I am a zoo lover and have a yearly membership to the Philadelphia Zoo in the United States and I have visited many zoos on my travels. This zoo blew me away!! The spaces for the animals were huge and beautiful and so natural looking. They had SO... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took a chance and visited the Zurich zoo for something to do to bide some time before dinner and what a great surprise I got. The zoo is really well plotted out with some real fantastic highlights. The ape house and in particular the gorilla exhibit amazed me with how close you could get to the animals. It was... More 

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Athens, Greece
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes if you have kids spend a date to visit the zoo!!! It is wonderful!! Very organized, ok not so big to get exhausted, but you can see most of the animals, and some species that you have never seen in any zoo around the world.. (let's say all the types of frogs..) The building in the winter with the... More 

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Thank Dionissis G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a zoo with a small feel, lots of big animals in small cages. Now they have gotten rid of the sad Polar Bear, expanded the Bear cages so it is often hard to see them, and are working on Elephants & other animals now. Nice Tropical Forest environment.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in the Zoo a few times a month. I am very happy with the changes to the "fishy" department. The window glass is now all the way to the floor so small children can see a lot more and grandmother does not have to lift them all the time. Also I lost my favourite scarf a week ago,... More 

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