Zurich Zoo – Open 365 Days A Year!
Zürich Zoologischer Garten
Zurich Zoo is open 365 days a year! Also known as the “Zürich Zoologischer Garten” it is located in Zürichbergstrasse, near Fluntern and is a wonderful open space. In fact you can find over 350 different species and approximately 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 to the highest standards.
Zurich Zoo Opened in 1929
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 quite an old lady!
Zurich Zoo is Perfect For All The Family
The Zoo makes for a perfect outing for all the family and you always know that it is open! 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.
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.
Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park 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.
There’s also a fine collection of exotic and very colourful birds.
So whenever you’re next looking for somewhere to go in Zurich, why not take a trip to the 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: There are reductions for children aged 6-15, children under 6 are free and you can also buy a Daily Family Pass for 2 adults and their children.
FREE Birthday entrance: Children up to 15 years old get FREE entrance on their birthday (they need to bring their Ausweis/passport as proof)
For more information visit the Zurich Zoo website here.
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