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Zoo Zürich, Zurich

(4.3/5 based on 1,900+ 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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  • In the forest, a big space with all kind of animals, places for kids to see all kind of attractions related with the life of many birds and animals, playground and restaurants "in the nature". Beautif...  more »
  • The Zoo is impressive which is big and the variety of animals that houses. Inside the zoo also there are several parks of games that at least to my guys them love. There are plenty of activities to keep the kids (and us adults) entertained. When we went they had brought some snakes and an iguana so children could touch them and told them about them. As advice, I recommend go well warm if you go in winter because it makes fairly colder than in the city. Inside the zoo also there are restaurants to eat scattered but are quite expensive, take sandwiches or something if not want to spend much.
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  • It has been such an amazing day at the zoo. We're a young funny couple and we haven't stop seeing things all day and still at closing time we could have stayed longer. We've enjoyed every activity lik...  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!