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“The highs and lows of keeping animals in zoos”
Review of Zoo Basel

Zoo Basel
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US$68.61*
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Basel Zoo Entrance Ticket with Hotel Pick and...
Ranked #12 of 124 things to do in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 August 2018

This is a great day out for all the family and for the most part I enjoyed this. I particularly loved the aquarium which really provided a great selection of easily seen marine life. There are the 'standard' zoo animals here such as giraffes and lions but also a few animals I have not seen before such as Indian Rhinos and Sable antelope. However the low point was the kangeroos which seemed skinny and cramped into a small space.
The zoo is half price if you present the Basel card provided when you stay in a Basel hotel so it is quite affordable (10CHF for adult August 2018).
Well worth a visit, I would go again if staying in Basel.

Thank Barry A
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

I was visiting Switzerland and one day I was free for doing nothing. I went to the zoo on my own and it was really worthy.

Thank madhupandey
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great location, only walking distant from the train station. I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the zoo I wasnt expecting a Zoo with such a selection of animals in the middle of Basel City centre. Me and my husband with our toddler decided to go on a Sunday with friends and their children. It was recommended that we would need at least 3.5 hours, but we managed to spend 5 hours there. The monkeys were great entertainment, and was surprised to see Giraffes and elephants. There is a huge restaurant, so we managed to have lunch with the kids. All in all was a great visit and would recommend with children.

Thank sarahrb87
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

we enter the line to pay for the entrance and so the list: adults, seniors, children and family
and under family it was written parents who live in the same adress
so i asked for a family ticket.
the senior lady at the cashier ask me where is my wife.
i told her we are 2 dads and 2 children.
she told me that family is only man and a woman.
i argued with her and then she gave me our family ticket not before she mentioned that its not right
shame on you lady

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Reviewed 15 August 2018

Very good location with easy access. Great variety of animals, very well kept and lot's of attractive special theme buildings. Excellent also on rainy days with lot's to see indoor

Thank Martin F
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