The Zoo Zurich was opened in 1929 and has a beautiful location directly on the Zürichberg. Zurich Zoo currently has around 4673 animal inhabitants, which can be divided into around 375 animal species. With its hoofed animals, elephants, big cats, various monkeys, the 80 year old Galapagos tortoise Nigrita and many other fascinating animals, the Zoo Zurich is a must for all animal lovers. There are also various playgrounds, restaurants and a petting zoo, making the zoo a perfect getaway for families with children. However, the Zurich Zoo is also a nature conservation center dedicated to the science and conservation of endangered animals. Thus, the staff of the zoo by information staffles, special occasions, exhibitions and guided tours try to educate the visitors about our wildlife and how we can protect them. Highlights of the Zurich Zoo include the monkey house, where we can experience our closest relatives up close, the Masoala Hall, which brings you the rainforest to Zurich, the elephant park where you can watch Asian elephants bathing or the various events such as animal feedings and the penguin parade. My highlights, however, is the Monkey Island, on which you can watch freewheeling squirrel monkeys from very close with a little luck.
Since the zoo, as already mentioned, is located on the Zürichberg, his visit also offers an insane view over Zurich.
The zoo can be visited 365 days a year and is normally open from 9am to 5pm or 6pm. From Zurich main station, the zoo is easily reachable in about 25 minutes by public transport.
The entrance fees are as follows:
Adults (from 21 years): 26.-
Teenagers (16 - 20 years): 21.-
Children (6 - 15 years): 13.-
Children under 6 years: free
Family Day Card: 71.- (life partner with own children, 6-15 years)
Specially suitable for
Top 10 for family, Families with teenage kids, Families with young kids (0-10)