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Address: Zuerichbergstrasse 221, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 44 254 25 00
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Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

«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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Very nice zoo

Zoo is very well maintained and neat and clean. Animals too are maintained well . So natural and calm zoo. So nice to see bug animals near us

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
itzmelux
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78 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Zoo is very well maintained and neat and clean. Animals too are maintained well . So natural and calm zoo. So nice to see bug animals near us

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Thank itzmelux
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Zoo but when you see an elephant rocking back and forth due to it not coping with the environment it is unsettling

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Thank OlearyK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely zoo with plenty of animals to see and great natural feel to the zoo. Was also very pleased with the amount of space and the scenery given to the animals :)

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Thank Andrew J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the opportunity of having an Apéro Riche at the new Elephant House of the Zurich Zoo. Spectacular views on the Elephants from the first floor while endulging savoury snacks from Thailand and Indian kitchen. Well worth the visit !

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Thank Pierre K
Zurich, Switzerland
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a really nice ZOO, big and has beautiful animals which are also very well taken care of. My favorites are wolves, but to see them you have to invest a bit of patience and sometimes a bit wait because they are quite protected from disturbance by the crowd, and Masoala is as well really special, with it's tropical climate... More 

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Konstanz, Germany
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81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For non Swiss earners the entry is getting very steep compared to German alternatives now that the little one is six years old. Yet it is a beautiful zoo which is ever improving its displays for the animals which show little signs of stressed behavior. I especially appreciate that they manage to get many volunteers in the zoo passionate about... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The new Elephant enclosure is great! Get up close and personal with the animals. If you're in Zurich for the annual "Night at the Museum", definately hit up the Zoo!

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Thank John M
Pune, India
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to be with the kids Needs full day to cover the full area. All places are even wheelchair accessible. Restaurant is also nice

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Thank NimishShikerkar
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very easy to get to the zoo, catch the number 6 tram on bahnhoffe strasse near hotel St Gotthard. The stop for the zoo is at the end of the line. Follow the foot prints approximately 5 minutes to the zoo. As i was there during the end of winter some of the animals were diffiuclt to find. Very child... More 

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Thank Elizabeth R
Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself and my boyfriend were on a skiing holiday in Switzerland and decided to take a day trip to Zurich. The weather was cold and the ground was covered in snow! However, the weather did not effect our visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our day at the zoo. All staff were friendly and there were plenty of animals to visit. The... More 

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