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Zoo Zurich

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Address: Zuerichbergstrasse 221, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 44 254 25 00
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

«People who know animals will protect them.»

Up above the city of Zurich,...

«People who know animals will protect them.»

Up above the city of Zurich, spanning a surface of approximately 27 hectares, is Switzerland’s largest and most frequently visited cultural and educational institution: Zoo Zurich. The popular nationwide excursion destination wants to get people interested in animals and encourage them to play an active role in nature conservation and the protection of species.

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Great modern Zoo experience

I really like the philosophy of Zurich Zoo. Not to show as many animals as possible but to create an environment that gives them a lot of room. Zurich zoo creates an environment... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like the philosophy of Zurich Zoo. Not to show as many animals as possible but to create an environment that gives them a lot of room. Zurich zoo creates an environment for visitors that helps to slow down and relax. I love to observe the animals and take the time to do so. If you take the time... More 

Thank socrates-junior
Zurich, Switzerland
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101 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Clean, well maintained and funny Zoo. It's located outside of the city and it's very green and sunny around. There is a very good Italian restaurant nearby.

Thank Elena S
Durham, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited many Zoos in the UK and in Europe, this is possibly the worst one I've been too. The organisation of the Zoo is not great with few signposts to help find your way around including a map that isn't the most informative either. Plus I think I saw 1 member of staff around the Zoo in a full... More 

Thank Vicky F
Zurich, Switzerland
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This zoo is great in every season. In winter (Nov-March) you can watch the penguins on a short "parade" outside of their enclosure (temperature must be below 10°C/50°F). The animals live in different areas which replicate their natural habitats as closely as possible. The Asiatic elephants live in a beautiful park area called "Kaeng Krachan". It opened in 2014 and... More 

Thank turtleneck_4
Bucharest, Romania
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87 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I thought that the ZOO Zurich will be impressive but I was a little bit disappointed. Comparing with other ZOOs from Germany I can say that is under that ones. The animals don't have enough space, the aquarium is very small, etc. Masoala space is the best part and I have never seen something like this before! Another negative point... More 

Thank Havidas
Zurich, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

So much to do and see for our twin 3.5 year old boys. The animals are well taken care of and the place is lovely. Many zoos are too small and a bit sad. But this zoo is absolutely great. Our boys love the playground as well. Three hours is a good amount of time for a visit.

Thank FamilyTravelerO
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

It´s not only about animals, you really feel different cultures, locations etc. Masoala always super interesting

Thank kristinaanitsirk
Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I love a Zoo and this has everything you normally get in a Zoo. Baby elephants, penguins, Zebras, Monkeys. Great for a family day out. There are some inside enclosures but probably best on a non rainy day.

Thank travelchlo
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The Zurich zoo is one of the most beautiful and biggest zoos that i was ever The zoo is in the end of the city the is a Beautiful view of the forest in the zoo there is very nice animals and the zoo is very clean

Thank Pinchas L
Cairo, Egypt
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

The place is nice and well planned. Also organized and very clean. Lots of animals to see. Can be visited for 3 to 4 hours. The tropical place is unique.

Thank HFD K

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