Zurich Zoo – Open 365 Days A Year!

 

Zurich Zoo - Open 365 Days A Year!.

Zurich Zoo – Open 365 Days A Year!

 

Zurich Zoo - Open 365 Days A Year!

Zurich Zoo or the “Zürich Zoologischer Garten” is located in Zürichbergstrasse, near Fluntern and is a wonderful open space with over 350 different species and opproximately 4,00 animals. It’s known for being one of the best zoos in Europe and is modern and innovative. It has large, spacious species appropriate facilities and the animal welfare is to the highest standards.

Zurich Zoo - Open 365 Days A Year!

Opened in 1929, it is a great place to go come rain or shine. The oldest resident is Nigrita, a Galapagos giant turtle. She has been living at Zurich Zoo since 1946 and is now around 80 years old!

The Zoo makes for a perfect outing for all the family and the best thing is that it is open 365 days a year! It occupies a vast plot of land and to do it justice you really need a few visits. If you think you might be regular visitors to the zoo with your family, you may want to invest in an annual family pass.

Elephants at Zurich Zoo

There is so much to see and do at the zoo that it is impossible to list everything and do it justice. However, we have listed some of the key attractions here.

Zurich Zoo

Everyone loves visiting the seven elephants in the Kaeng Krachan elephant park which is equipped with a glass wall on one of the basins so you can see the animals swimming. Another great draw is the Masoalo Rain Forest which is home to geckos, turtles, snakes, parrots and many other rainforest species. The Mongolian Steppe houses Bactrian camels, domesticated yak and cashmere goats and is equipped with a small yurt village which you can even book in advance and actually spend the night there! In Winter another great draw is the daily penguin parade, and of course, most recently, the latest additions to the zoo are the wonderful koala bears.

Koala bears at Zurich Zoo

Koala bears at Zurich Zoo

There’s also a fine collection of exotic and very colourful birds.

Zurich Zoo - Open 365 Days A Year!

Exotic birds at Zurich Zoo

Exotic birds at Zurich Zoo

So whenever you’re next looking for somewhere to go in Zurich, why not take a trip to the zoo?

Monkeys at Zurich Zoo

Zurich Zoo

Address: Zürichbergstrasse 221, 8044 Zürich
Open: 365 days a year November to February Daily 9.00am – 5.00pm (Masoala Rainforest 10.00am – 5.00pm)
March to October Daily 9.00am – 6.00pm (Masoala Rainforest 10.00am – 6.00pm)

Tel: 044 254 25 00

Tickets: Adults CHF 26, Youth CHF 21 (16-20) , Children CHF 13 (6-15), Under 6 are free

Daily Family Pass: CHF 71 for 2 adults and their own children aged 6 – 15

FREE Birthday entrance: Children up to 15 years old get FREE entrance on their birthday (need to bring their Ausweis/passport as proof)

See Admission tickets here.

For more information visit the Zurich Zoo website here.

All photos by Carmen Sirboiu

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