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
The Zurich zoo is a very large and laid out well. We went primarily to visit the rain forest area as a culminating activity to a unit of study. Short of visiting an actual rain forest, Zurich does a..... more »
Have a great day at the zoo, the kids enjoyed it, and so did we. a large selection of animals from all continents. Which is unusual for a zoo in Europe. There is also a children's party, a... more »
You can find the zoo easily from the tram stop...since there's a foot paths guiding you from the tram stop. Brilliant. The zoo is big enough for you and your kids to stroll around and learn about the animals. I was lucky enough to have a chance to see and walk with the penguins. Do check the schedule to experienced this. The restaurant that I visited was the one near the entrance and the staff were superb. Recommended for family activities.
This zoo is a great location in Zürich! Slightly out of the city it has plenty of space for the animal enclosures. They have many animals ranging from small birds and penguins to lions and even Elephants! It cost 26 Francs. All staff are very friendly and speak at a minimum basic English but most are fluent. There is a great shop as you are leaving to buy a small or (extremely) big gift as a memory for your visit!
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