Zoo Basel, Basel

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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. A visit to Zoo Basel represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Basel online trip maker to plot your vacation.
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  • Spent all morning here. Lots of animals to see. The zoo was well kept and keep clean. Half price on the Basel card was also a bonus!  more »
  • The Zoo in Basel has been redesigned to many areas in the last 5 years and both favor for the animals as well as for visitors. So it is worth to visit especially the new elephant enclosure with the visitors platforms. In the adjacent restaurant was created a beautiful terrace, as well as in the Interior of the restaurant, everything is fresh and clean.
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  • Since childhood, I know the Zoo Basel. It's always back great to see how the animals are kept. The big cats are my favorites
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  • Basel's English Dentist, Dr Garry Bonsall, dental surgeon, loves and recommends Basel Zoli: "my favorite Zoo", says Garry
  • It is a very nice and "green" zoo, it is really like walking in a botanical garden, but with animals, I'm just always afraid when pasing by the Lions ( since there is a very small fence), 😱
  • A great Zoo. Some ways are a little small when you have a buggy. The underwater area gives a lot to see. And there is a big restaurant. It's a very beautiful Zoo. But for a family with two kids, you need more than 100 francs for a visit.
  • Very old and renowned Zoo always something new excellent place to visit
  • Really clean and well maintained zoo. Great for family s. The indoor sections make it a fun visit even on rainy days.

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