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Zoo Zürich, Zurich
(4.3/5 based on 1,800+ 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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  • I was for the first time in the Zoo of Zurich. The Masoala rain forest and the elephant Park us very well pleased. In the Masoala you can eat good restaurant, there is also enough toilets. Very large Zoo with various events. Ideal for families to spend a day
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  • You can spend a nice day here, observe the animals and also delicious to eat ;-), we come here every season, it's always a great day trip.
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  • The Zoo was an unplanned side trip that I'm glad we didn't miss. With a morning left before traveling we dodged raindrops and spent a good 2 hours roaming the up and down layout of this lovely zoo. Yo...  more »
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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!