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“An OK zoo”
Review of Zoo Zurich

Zoo Zurich
Ranked #5 of 218 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, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Stavanger, Norway
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“An OK zoo”
Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have been to a few zoo´s, and this one was sadly not one of the best ones, evne if it is rated quite well. It was a lot smaller than other ones I have visited, and there werent as many different animals as expected. Also the place were a building area when I visited the place. A positive thing is the fact that it is really close to the city centre, so it doesnt take long to get to the zoo.

A really positive thing was their tropical house, which was impressive. I aslo visited a exhibision about Madagascar, which was really interesting.

Visited April 2013
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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25 reviews
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“If you like zoo's”
Reviewed December 2, 2013

this is an excellent one: large living spaces for the animals, a good variety of species, excellent or at least good viewing conditions, a rather extraordinary "tropical house"...
Entry prices are rather steep. Excellent public transportation

Visited July 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Excellent Zoo - open all year round”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

Gorillas, Elefants, Lions, Tigers, Penguins and much more to see. Great for kids. In the winter when it's colder then 10 degrees every day around 1.30 pm there is a penguin parade. And don't miss the rainforest-hall where you can experience a almost real madacascan rainforest.

Visited November 2013
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Zurich, Switzerland
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“All day fun potential with kids”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

My expectations were high after I saw the Basel Zoo. It was great but to go by car and find a parking is fight on a sunday. Very professionally managed, I suggest warm sunny day to visit. Could not see lion from close quarter but view of tiger was very close. Also see very closely elephants. Snake park and quarium is very attractive. You can also touch many snakes. I suggest to take picnic with you, there is a place meat for the same. Lots of birds and yes, you will see Penguins. Kids will love that. Also interesting was peacocks walking along with you. Not difficult to go with child stroller.

Visited August 2013
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Zurich
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28 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“quite nice”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

I liked it because it does not feel like a zoo but more like a botanical garden with animals. Looked like the animals were also feeling pretty good.

Visited August 2013
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