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An oasis of greenery on a wooded hill east of the city's downtown area, Zoo Zurich shelters over 2,000 animals of about 250 different species. In addition to a large aquarium and open-air aviary, the park features special areas dedicated to African animals, as well as large enclosures for red pandas, snow leopards, tigers, lions, and otters. A replica of a tropical rainforest, the zoo's top attraction, provides visitors with a hands-on learning experience about the natural environments of Madagascar. If you time things right, you may be able to catch the daily penguin parade. Check the website for special events and guided tour options. Take a look at our Zurich driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Zoo Zurich and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
Zoo Zurich reviews
I'm not really a big zoomer, but Zurich Zoo has a lot to offer. There's something for young and old on several levels. The staff is very nice and helpful. Food and drink are also provided. Great...
I'm not really a big zoomer, but Zurich Zoo has a lot to offer. There's something for young and old on several levels. The staff is very nice and helpful. Food and drink are also provided. Great... more »
It was a fantastic day out, we had a blast, it’s a massive zoo and it’s great to see the animals in such great conditions. We spent there almost 6 hours and time just flew by. Lots of toilets and...
It was a fantastic day out, we had a blast, it’s a massive zoo and it’s great to see the animals in such great conditions. We spent there almost 6 hours and time just flew by. Lots of toilets and... more »
Very nice facilities, beautiful paths. Quite a lot to see and can take a while going around this place. Several gastronomic facilities, a places to eat inside (very interesting Thai corner). It is very good organize and friendly for the kids. There is so many playground inside, real fun for the kids. Just a small remark is that there are usually no parking spaces nearby, the host provided enough parking spaces some 1.2 km away from the ZOO itself and organized a shuttle bus that transports visitors to the ZOO and back. And you can use public transport, both the bus and the tram itself.
They have different animals, some you can see in an air conditioned large rooms and some are outdoor, the zoo is organized and have different shops inside. Most areas of the zoo support trolleys and special needs wheelchairs. We tried the rice and vegetable curry and it was good.
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