Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Canton of Zurich  /  Zurich  /  Zoo Zurich

Zoo Zurich, Zurich

4.4
#1 of 38 in Zoos & Aquariums in Switzerland
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Create an itinerary including Zoo Zurich
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Zoo Zurich reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
3,008 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Another one of the successful zoos in Europe. Very large, you can easily spend here at least half a day. The natural setting of the area is used very wise to create areas as close as possible to the....  more
    Another one of the successful zoos in Europe. Very large, you can easily spend here at least half a day. The natural setting of the area is used very wise to create areas as close as possible to the....  more »
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Zurich

  • Compose it!
    Your own itinerary for your car vacation, beach vacation, city trip, any near or distant journey ... ready within 10 minutes.
  • Customize it.
    Refine your plan. We find the best routes and opportunities.
  • Book it.
    Choose from the best accommodations (Expedia, AirBnB), airlines and activities, by yourself or share with travel professionals for the utmost experience. Up to 50% discount!
  • Do it yourself.
    Or share your plan with travel professionals for a customized trip