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Address: Zuerichbergstrasse 221, Zurich 8044, Switzerland
Phone Number:
+41 44 254 25 00
Today
09:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Absolutely Incredible Zoo!

This zoo may have been the highlight of our trip to Switzerland. I am a zoo lover and have a yearly membership to the Philadelphia Zoo in the United States and I have visited... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
DanielleGibs
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Philadelphia
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Philadelphia
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This zoo may have been the highlight of our trip to Switzerland. I am a zoo lover and have a yearly membership to the Philadelphia Zoo in the United States and I have visited many zoos on my travels. This zoo blew me away!! The spaces for the animals were huge and beautiful and so natural looking. They had SO... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I took a chance and visited the Zurich zoo for something to do to bide some time before dinner and what a great surprise I got. The zoo is really well plotted out with some real fantastic highlights. The ape house and in particular the gorilla exhibit amazed me with how close you could get to the animals. It was... More 

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Athens, Greece
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60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes if you have kids spend a date to visit the zoo!!! It is wonderful!! Very organized, ok not so big to get exhausted, but you can see most of the animals, and some species that you have never seen in any zoo around the world.. (let's say all the types of frogs..) The building in the winter with the... More 

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Thank Dionissis G
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This used to be a zoo with a small feel, lots of big animals in small cages. Now they have gotten rid of the sad Polar Bear, expanded the Bear cages so it is often hard to see them, and are working on Elephants & other animals now. Nice Tropical Forest environment.

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Thank Greg T
Zurich, Switzerland
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85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am in the Zoo a few times a month. I am very happy with the changes to the "fishy" department. The window glass is now all the way to the floor so small children can see a lot more and grandmother does not have to lift them all the time. Also I lost my favourite scarf a week ago,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is quite an amazing place to visit, especially if you have kids with you. A wide range of flora, fauna and animals. The Masoala rainforest is a star attraction. They're planning to upgrade massively with Australia (2017) and two other regions slated for launch in 2020 and 2024. There's a lot to cover and hence involves a lot of... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had some time to kill before heading on our flight home so we decided to pop to the zoo. We spent about two/three hours and we managed to see everything there. The zoo is super clean and the enclosures are all large and open for the animals which is really nice. The main attraction are the elephants with their... More 

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Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit at the Zurich zoo is an excellent choice for families with kids. The access is easy from the city, or you can take your car with you and park there. The zoo is big, clean and well organised. But what I liked most is the fact that it is built according to the needs of the animals instead... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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77 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the zoo. they have sea lions, penguins, flamingos and much more. There was a variety of snakes and detals of those are fascinating. do visit

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked it very much. Especially, aquariums and elephants' place. Other places are good as well. There is a lot if interesting snakes, you can even touch some of them :)

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