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
Space is plentiful for the animals. Plenty of enrichment toys and challenges to enhance their well-being. The elephant, ape, and Australian exhibits were our favorite. Beautiful landscape throughout.
Space is plentiful for the animals. Plenty of enrichment toys and challenges to enhance their well-being. The elephant, ape, and Australian exhibits were our favorite. Beautiful landscape throughout. more »
Zurich zoo is well maintained and has a wide variety of well-treated animals. Lots to walk and a lot of cafes all over inside the zoo. Ample parking area and easy access by public transport. Even...
Zurich zoo is well maintained and has a wide variety of well-treated animals. Lots to walk and a lot of cafes all over inside the zoo. Ample parking area and easy access by public transport. Even... more »
Beautiful zoo (and very large). Don’t miss the penguin walk around the zoo scheduled a couple of times a day - it gets crowded but it is very cute to see a bunch of penguins being led through the zoo. Lovely and unique experience, considering that some animals are allowed to just walk around and might come very close.
Amazing place, I personally found lots of different species I ever seen in my life. If you planing to Zurich and you are animal lover and keen to see different creatures which exists in this universe other than the human 😅 then this is must visiting place. It will take you whole day to cover everything in zoo so plan it accordingly.
Plan your trip to Zurich
- Get a personalized tripA full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
- Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
- Book itChoose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
- Manage itEverything in one place. Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Zurich
Side trips from Zurich
Hidden gems in Zurich
Museums in Zurich
Shopping in Zurich
Trips in Zoo Zurich by other users
15 days in Zurich BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Museum Rietberg Lake Zurich Zurich Succulent Plant Collection 19 days in Zurich BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE FIFA Museum Lake Zurich Seebad Enge 22 days in France, Switzerland & Frankfurt BY A USER FROM KUWAIT Frankfurt Strasbourg Zurich 12 days in Zurich BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS Lion Monument Lake Lucerne Lake Zurich 8 days in Zurich BY A USER FROM INDIA Zurich 15 days in Zurich BY A USER FROM INDIA Seebad Utoquai Lake Zurich Arboretum