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“My favorite Zoo :)”
Review of Zoo Zurich

Zoo Zurich
Ranked #5 of 225 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, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 5, 2013

You could easily spend a day there! Walking in the "Masoala Rainforest" section is superb! Easily reached by tram from city centre. A real experience one shoudn't miss!

1  Thank WMacSwiss
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

Many of the animal enclosures are big & new. But the main reason my kids love this Zoo is because they have put in a few really nice playgrounds in it: seilbahns (ziplines), huge spider net to climb in, etc.

1  Thank TravelWithKids2011
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Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I am a Basle Zoo addict- so it would be unfair to compair- both have qualities:
The Zoo is improving and every time getting better.
But the MUST and I pulles myself together to finally admit:
The Masoala Hall is something so breathtaking beautiful- I can spend hours there- and look for the hidden birds, monkeys, or just breathe and watch the beauty of the plants.
Never seen a greenhouse like that- and even if packed with kids, people from all over:
Relax.or go to the Restaurant - and watch trough the windows- having a fine salad ( bit expensive)
Or buy a souvenir.
It was my third visit- and I will come back again:
- it is so expensive and nature watching should not be a priviledge for the posh people.
-same holds through for the restaurant-
I see the educational value for children , a fine afternoon for a family- but why does it have to be so expensive.
Zoo is included- but that does not make the difference:
One cannot do all- and we all should have the chance to see the fascination in kids eyes when they discover a hidden animal!
Make nature affirdable!
Otherwise ....better than anything I have seen.

3  Thank Swenija
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

The Zoo of Zurich is a jewel and a MUST for every visitor. The animals are treated well and huge efforts are made that they are placed in their natural environment. Nothing to do with the caged animal zoos.

Thank Rachel T
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

It's an obligation to visit the ZH zoo if you are coming to Zürich!

Big zoo, with a lot of animals, in constant renovation. Lots of little "kiosk" where to buy something to eat. A nice area where to pic nic.

Careful with a pram: some "short cut" through a place to an other are not accessible with a pram and dangerously with a child...prefer the long path.

A bit expensive, but there is really a lot to see if you cant spend a couple of hours there. Beware: do not enter the zoo around 4 pm because animals are "going to sleep"...you may pay the entrance to see nothing!

1  Thank elisavalentina77
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