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Zoo Zürich, Zurich
(4.3/5 based on 1,700+ reviews on the web)
An oasis of greenery on a wooded hill east of the city's downtown area, Zoo Zürich shelters over 2,000 animals of about 250 different species. In addition to a large aquarium and open-air aviary, the park features special areas dedicated to African animals, as well as large enclosures for red pandas, snow leopards, tigers, lions, and otters. A replica of a tropical rainforest, the zoo's top attraction, provides visitors with a hands-on learning experience about the natural environments of Madagascar. If you time things right, you may be able to catch the daily penguin parade. Check the website for special events and guided tour options. Take a look at our Zurich itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Zoo Zürich and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It's convenient to take the the tram in Zurich up to the zoo. A car works as well, plenty of parking. We were invited by friends. Plan for at least half day. There's quite a lot of walking and the ani...  more »
  • Came here on a Sun as everything in Zurich appeared to be closed. Takes 20 mins from Central transport station including a 3 min walk there. There was a huge array of animals/birds/wildlife. One of th...  more »
  • It is a small and easy around the Zoo. Remember just kinda expensive, I was surprised. Bird is loose in the Park, fureaemasu at fairly close range.
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  • Wow having read reviews I got my hopes up visiting this Zoo and all I can say is those reviews were correct. Definitely one of the best Zoo in the world. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves wandering around this Zoo. All the habitats and surrounds are clean large and spacious. I was especially excited to see the Galapagos turtles and the babies that had hatched some months earlier. Even in drizzling rainy conditions we had a wonderful time.
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  • I Love this Zoo. Its big and also cozy. The animals looks healthy and the park is very clean. Staff is politly and friendly. All in all a great Time to stay.
  • Fantastic Zooh with lot's of photo opportunities and very well suited to bring children along, We have a 3-year pass for the Family, this is superb, as we can go in and out even for a short visit.
  • It's quite expensive but worth the money. It's nice but I've been in better ones. Expensive parking!