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Zoo Zurich, Zurich

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An oasis of greenery on a wooded hill east of the city's downtown area, Zoo Zurich 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 driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Zoo Zurich and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Space is plentiful for the animals. Plenty of enrichment toys and challenges to enhance their well-being. The elephant, ape, and Australian exhibits were our favorite. Beautiful landscape throughout. 
    Space is plentiful for the animals. Plenty of enrichment toys and challenges to enhance their well-being. The elephant, ape, and Australian exhibits were our favorite. Beautiful landscape throughout.  more »
  • Zurich zoo is well maintained and has a wide variety of well-treated animals. Lots to walk and a lot of cafes all over inside the zoo. Ample parking area and easy access by public transport. Even... 
    Zurich zoo is well maintained and has a wide variety of well-treated animals. Lots to walk and a lot of cafes all over inside the zoo. Ample parking area and easy access by public transport. Even...  more »
  • I have been to many zoos in the past, but by far this is the best one I have been to. The enclosures are very big for the animals and have lots of space to roam around. The animals look well kept... 
    I have been to many zoos in the past, but by far this is the best one I have been to. The enclosures are very big for the animals and have lots of space to roam around. The animals look well kept...  more »
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  • Beautiful zoo (and very large). Don’t miss the penguin walk around the zoo scheduled a couple of times a day - it gets crowded but it is very cute to see a bunch of penguins being led through the zoo. Lovely and unique experience, considering that some animals are allowed to just walk around and might come very close.
  • Amazing place, I personally found lots of different species I ever seen in my life. If you planing to Zurich and you are animal lover and keen to see different creatures which exists in this universe other than the human 😅 then this is must visiting place. It will take you whole day to cover everything in zoo so plan it accordingly.
  • Probably the best zoo I have seen. There is a special atmosphere, lot of attention to detail and big focus on education. Easy to spend a day or even several days and not see everything because of its size . Well worth to buy a year pass and go for a relaxing afternoon on the weekend with kids.
  • Great Zoo on the hills of Zürich. It is large and I would definitely plan about 4 hours to have sufficient time to see all the animals. I liked how the animals looked in good shape and how clean the place was. There are multiple theme villages which are nicely designed. The quality/ price ratio is on point. Only con, there was a LOT of kids during our visit.
  • This is a Zoo I don't mind spending money in. The new additions are amazing, the animals have a lot of space and the visitors feel like they are travelling. I would love to see further improvements coming up especially for the primates. The only reason I don't give 5 stars is because I feel the primates are stressed and don't have enough space.

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