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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  • Nothing to say! Very nice facilities and beautiful animals. Our daughter to really loved everything, but mainly of the apes
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  • Came especially for the sake of Masoala-Halle. In this povelone recreated the climate of Madagascar. The island brought soil and plants. Monkeys and flying dogs specifically feed and at this point they can best be addressed. Birds sometimes scuttling across the road. In our ticket we have watched povelon with elephants and penguins, but could use more.
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  • This is the best zoo I have ever visited..must visit if you have kids of any age along with you..rainforest is the best part & food at the rainforest restaurant is too good..very informative..all anim...  more »
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  • We all like to see a zoo every now and then. The Zürich Zoo shows adequate hygiene and care for their animals of which they also have a large variety. I really like the updated information plates that they have in the aquarium are where they focus on plastic dumped in the ocean. The petting zoo is also adorable. There are also food locations that are slightly over priced but of good quality. However, I would only give 4/5 stars as I personally believe that some of the enclosures are a bit too small for some of the animals, especially for the birds.
  • This Zoo is more for older kids and grown ups. I like that the compounds are bigger but you need to walk far and have only small spots where you can observe the animals. There are chances that you don't see the animals. For kids this can be frustrating. There should be more options to observe without distracting the animals. Best visit is in the morning when the zoo opens. I recommend to buy the tickets online before arrival. The line at the cashier may be long especially on sunny weekends. I personally don't like the info pavilions which seem to pop up here and there. I can look up information on the internet or go to a museum. In the Zoo I expect to see animals.
  • Latest hit: Koalas and the Australian park. Zoo ideal for a relaxed 3-4 hours in a group with kids as well. A bit of walking comes with it. Zoo offers snacks and water/drinks, not a lot of healthier food though. Parking can be tough on busy days, better use the tram line 6 that goes very close to the entrance.
  • This is our first visit to Zurich zoo and I am comparing this with my previous Zoo visits in India UK and Singapore. Very compact but covers most animals, was expecting Polar Bear and Panda which was a bummer for my Son. But we enjoyed the feeding of elephant and penguin. I will surely come with my son and wife again as this is a good weekend break for us. Just in the heart of city which makes the transport options easier, lot of food options and also many picnic tables which adds to the fun.
  • Small enough to not be overwhelmed but large enough to keep you busy for the better part of the day. Plenty of indoor exhibits for cold/wet days. The penguin parade in the winter is a favorite. We love how the zoo is decorated and the layout of small paths that makes my kid feel like he is exploring the wilderness.
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