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Zoo Basel, Basel

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
Head to Zoo Basel to see a range of creatures large and small, including endangered species bred in captivity as part of the zoo's renowned program. Established in 1874, the zoo receives nearly 2 million annual visitors and covers about 11 hectares (26 acres) in an urban setting within walking distance of the city's downtown area. Among the its 5,000 residents are penguins, rhinoceroses, pygmy hippopotamuses, snow leopards, squirrel monkeys, cheetahs, and European otters. Check the website before your visit to see schedules of feedings or events. Use our Basel trip builder to visit Zoo Basel on your trip to Basel, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A treat with the kids in the zolli every time! Especially the new monkey House is the hammer. Have just solved the annual subscription!
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  • This is a wonderful zoo. Very close to the train station and easy to find there are lots of signs. I love zoo's and its great to see one that is so nice. I highly recommend it. 
  • 'Zolli' is Basels home zoo in middle of the city and thus not really big. You will need at last half a day to visit it completely. On holidays and weekends the parkspace is complete, but you can park ...  read more »
  • A nice place to visit and a relatively large size considering the location. The enclosures are constantly being improved and there is always something new to see
  • its a great place to visit in Basel. its quite a big size zoo with variety of animals. I visited in August 2014. Great experience!
  • Best in switzerland, worth to see any time in year.
  • It's a nice, but small zoo. You can cover everything in about 3 hrs.
  • A very lovely place for a day out with family xx
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