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Review of Zoo Zurich

Zoo Zurich
Ranked #5 of 227 things to do in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: «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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed October 26, 2012

This is one of the most amazing zoos that I ever saw and no wonder it is one of the best zoos in the world.

Thank mbshrma
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Reviewed October 25, 2012

The Zürich Zoo has a very wide variety of animals, spread across a large space. This includes, elephants, lions, tigers, gorillas, camels, a wide assortment of owls, fish, flamingos, zebras, and of course penguins. There are both indoor and outdoor activities, as well as a number of playgrounds when kids are tired of looking at animals.

Several tips:

On weekends, either get there early or avoid bringing a car, as it's quite busy. The 6 tram delivers you directly there. On the other hand, they will often have special exhibits on the weekends.

Wagons are provided for children, at the entrances, but there are limited quantities.

When the temperature is below 10°C the penguins go on a little parade at 1:00pm daily, as I understand it.

Thank Irritant
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

Wonderful park with many rare species, perfectly organised, with great playgrounds, recreation areas and multi-language explanation labels. Really excellent place to spend a day with children and youngsters.

1  Thank Milena P
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

The day we visited the zoo it was bleak, grey, cold and foggy. But there were plenty of indoor exhibits that were great, interesting and engaging for our kids 10yrs and 6yrs. The electric eel with voltage meter was of particular interest. Some great conservation displays too and some good outdoor play areas. Food on offer was fresh and an amazing range with places to sit inside and out. 22 chfs for adults and 11chfs for kids over 6 BUT if you have a 1/2 card for the train you can get in for free JUST REMEMBER to pick up your free entry card at the train station as you won't get it at the entrance to the zoo!

Thank Zoestar10
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Many cages are still just to small. In general I don't like zoos where animals are forced to live in instead of beeing free. In comparison with other zoos like Wilhema in Stuttgart Germany or Hagenbek in Hamburg Germany or Burger Zoo Arnheim Netherlands, the Zurich zoo is not interesting.

2  Thank stephdo999
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