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“Definite for a family or nature lover!”
Review of Zoo Zurich

Zoo Zurich
Ranked #5 of 226 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: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Carefully chosen animals, really nice to see original habitat and history brought. So lions from Gir, Gujarat have a habitat that resembles a jungle with building out of Gujrat that serves as a small learning centre. Same with other animals and locations!

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

I took the children here on our first day in Zurich - buying a joint tram / zoo entry ticket from our local tram station (Bellevue) - and then travelling there easily up the hill via two trams (5 and 6)).
We arrived early as the zoo opened and on a weekday in April found the zoo very quiet. There's plenty to see and you could easily spend half a day to three-quarters of a day there (as we did).
The zoo is laid out in regional zones, and the range of animals is excellent - including: hippopotamuses, rhinos, tigers, lions, camels, penguins, a very good gibbon house (lots of fun watching them), orangutans (my favourites) and gorillas - including 6 month old babies at the time of our visit, a good aquarium and reptile building and the the well-known Masoala Rainforest - a rainforest houses in a large indoor building which was very well created.
We had a good lunch at the restaurant attached to the Masoala Rainforest area (with a Madagascan theme) - though it was expensive of course.
There's a huge amount of work going on at the moment to expand the zoo - including a huge elephant enclosure and African savannah section. These will make the zoo even more unmissable.
Overall, a great day out with family during a short stay in Zurich.

Thank Donbon
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

Four of us visited the zoo in February 2013 and were really impressed. The layout made it easy to make sure we saw everything and there was such variety and so many things to see! It really was the best zoo I've ever visited and a family could easily spend the whole day there. Whatever you do, don't miss the monkeys - they are incredible!

1  Thank monicadrew
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Masoala Rainforest is amazing!! Tip: Put you jacket and other belongings (except your camera and some money perhaps) in the closets outside the entrance. It is a rainforest ;-)

Thank hadullaful
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

This zoo is fantastic as for kids as for adults. You can spend a lot of time there. Especially nice Madagascar part of zoo. Where you can see birds, trees and flowers from Madagascar. It is really very beautiful place. Also, they have cafe and you can buy some souvenirs :)

Thank Alina A
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