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Zoo Zurich, Zurich

Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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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  • Day totally ruined by incompetent bullies, dressed up as parking marshallers, unfairly refusing us entry to the parking lots, even while some were visibly being vacated. My wife and two young...  more »
  • On a Wednesday at opening we felt that there wasn’t too many people, but it did start to fill as the day went on. I feel like they should enforce masks in any building (like the ape building) because....  more »
  • One of the biggest zoo in Switzerland. Not the cheapest one but it's absolutely worth the money. There are different types of restaurants, also not in the range of low budget. Food is very tasty...  more »
  • You can find the zoo easily from the tram stop...since there's a foot paths guiding you from the tram stop. Brilliant. The zoo is big enough for you and your kids to stroll around and learn about the animals. I was lucky enough to have a chance to see and walk with the penguins. Do check the schedule to experienced this. The restaurant that I visited was the one near the entrance and the staff were superb. Recommended for family activities.
  • A very well maintained zoo in Europe. The facilities are well maintained and you get geophysical experience. I mean including the weather. The kids love the place. From elephants, lions, tigers, kangaroos and many more. The star attraction are the the penguins. Right in the middle of the day, they do a street walk show which is really cute. Must visit if you are with children in Zurich.
  • This zoo is a great location in Zürich! Slightly out of the city it has plenty of space for the animal enclosures. They have many animals ranging from small birds and penguins to lions and even Elephants! It cost 26 Francs. All staff are very friendly and speak at a minimum basic English but most are fluent. There is a great shop as you are leaving to buy a small or (extremely) big gift as a memory for your visit!
  • I have been here in winter season it was excellent. I love this place and penguin walk so cute! I like to see animals their have is in the freedom area.
  • This is a good place for family with kids to enjoy in free time. Various animals with many activities to interact with them. Thus, the kids or even adults can learn about the nature and world wild.

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