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

Zoo Zurich, Zurich

#1 of 34 in Zoos & Aquariums in Switzerland
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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 an itinerary including Zoo Zurich

Zoo Zurich reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
2,961 reviews
  • My family and I are in love with this place. We have an yearly ticket as we like to visit it many times during the year and we never have time enough for visiting it all in once. This Zoo is...  more »
  • Have been several times to Zurich Zoo and never disappointed. We love the Lewa Savanna! 🧡 Giraffes are our favorites, but the rhinos and zebras don’t disappoint. Love their Instagram too…great peak.....  more »
  • You can find the zoo easily from the tram stop...since there's a foot paths guiding you from the tram stop. Brilliant. The zoo is big enough for you and your kids to stroll around and learn about the animals. I was lucky enough to have a chance to see and walk with the penguins. Do check the schedule to experienced this. The restaurant that I visited was the one near the entrance and the staff were superb. Recommended for family activities.
  • A very well maintained zoo in Europe. The facilities are well maintained and you get geophysical experience. I mean including the weather. The kids love the place. From elephants, lions, tigers, kangaroos and many more. The star attraction are the the penguins. Right in the middle of the day, they do a street walk show which is really cute. Must visit if you are with children in Zurich.

Plan your trip to Zurich

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.