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Zoo Basel

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Binningerstrasse 40, Basel 4054, Switzerland
+41 61 295 35 35
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We are big fans of zoos and think Zoo Basel is a real gem. First, the zoo is easy to get to by tram. Once you are there, admission is reasonable. Our first stop was to see the hippos. The exhibit is close to the...More

Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Terribly small, cramped conditions for the larger animals. I was shocked at how this is even legal. The wandering grounds for visitors are lovely and spacious, it should be the other way around. Disturbing that these animals are subjected such a miserable life. A thoroughly...More

1  Thank Taxiloga
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

I had the chance to visit the Basel zoo and found it so much more intimate and natural than American zoos. Animals are much closer and the barricades seem far less obtrusive. I want to call it “quaint” but that might seem condescending but I...More

Thank I2432NFscottc
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Nice zoo set in beautiful gardens. Enjoyed seeing the diverse variety of animals who all looked healthy and well cared for. Most of the animals were friendly and came close to us. We were disappointed that the snow leopard was not to be seen. Worth...More

Thank Nirasha2015
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Zoo was really enjoyable. Don't need more than 2-3 hours in this zoo to walk the entire zoo. The ostriches come very close to you. You can get close to the Sea Otters, Bison, Giraffes and several other animals. They offer a variety of feedings...More

1  Thank lynnc156
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Quite a good zoo. Variety of different animals, all of those are healthy and a good shape. It is not huge, however still worth a visit if you enjoy looking at wild animals. Would be nice a nice trip for kids.

1  Thank mxvanDyk
Reviewed 28 April 2018

the first time I visited the Zoo was winter, of course was not the perfect time although I was special. I went then on spring, it was amazing. flowers and green everywhere, a lot of care for the animals. very beautiful the dolphin show.

Thank dsarti2018
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

I spent approx 2.5hrs at the zoo. While I appreciate that zoos have a role in conservation, many of the enclosures, if not all, saddened me. The animals simply do not have the space they deserve to even come close to what they would have...More

1  Thank marmotte16
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

My banner headline basically sums up the review. Would go again but only using the great value gained with the Basel Card. Plenty of animals, restaurant has a great range of food and clean.

1  Thank WeekendHussler
Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Spent all morning here. Lots of animals to see. The zoo was well kept and keep clean. Half price on the Basel card was also a bonus!

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Response from The_Swiss_One | Reviewed this property |
Children aged 6 to 15 9.00 CHF Young people aged 16 to 24 14.00 CHF Adults aged 25 to 61 20.00 CHF Tarif senior as of 62 years 18.00 CHF Families: parents with their own children aged under 20... More
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Response from KF0x | Reviewed this property |
They normally do walk the penguins on a daily basis, in the morning, but this depends on the weather. Please do check the website for the exact times - or give them a call in advance, just to be sure that you don't create... More