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Zoo Zurich

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

«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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Zoo with a lot to offer

This zoo is verry diverse! The elephant house is huge and all enclosures are pretty big. Prices are high but verry moderate for Swiss people. Verry nice as a family trip!

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is verry diverse! The elephant house is huge and all enclosures are pretty big. Prices are high but verry moderate for Swiss people. Verry nice as a family trip!

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Thank Michael G
Tel Aviv District, Israel
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One of the best zoos I ever visited. Enclosures are spacious and a lot of thought is invested in the welfare of the animals. The elephant exhibit is a special treat, also do not miss the Masoala rain forest.

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Thank Demartsev
Liverpool, New York
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Outstandingggggggggg time omg lol, When I saw all the exibits I was absolutely stunned , when I arrived I thought this was a bad idea but in reality it was awesome , dig going to come back lol I'm still learning all the kids new funny words . Lmao idk wut that means heheheheheh

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Thank adrianmarzullo
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fab time with my girlfriend on a busy sunny afternoon. A short tram ride from HB we found staff polite and very helpful considering my non existent language skills. I found the enclosures well taken care of and the animals beautiful to enjoy. The African Safari and Australian areas are still under construction but the existing areas are... More 

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Thank Adrian M
Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone, who enjoys seeing animals and has the time to spend to enjoy seeing them while in Zürich, I highly recommend. It's easily accessible and provides you a nice break for few hours from the busy buzz of the city.

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Thank MrMax2004
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42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not into that activities but really i liked it. It is expensive but worth to pay for it. You will walk inside for around 3 to 4 kms to cover it and may be more.

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Thank Ahmed S
Andover, MA
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47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo has evolved from placing animals in small concrete enclosures to building more realistic habitats for the animals. This process is on-going with some areas to open in 2020.

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Thank Sundog17
Zurich, Switzerland
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the masoala hall, especially the chameleons... also the lovely Baby Elefant and the beautiful Setting in the whole zoo.

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Thank mofue
Zurich, Switzerland
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a great fan putting animals in zoos, but with family with small kids you do want to show the children this. Zurich Zoo build a few new homes, the animals got a huge new place, more like a parc for them selves and it does feel like the people but the animals a bit more upfront It's a... More 

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Thank Erik v
Zurich, Switzerland
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, always improving, a big range of animals, kids loved.... restaurants and snacks bars are also good and price reasonable.

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