Unlike the dubious reputation of zoos worldwide, the Zurich Zoo is refreshingly dedicated to nature conservation, maintaining ecosystems and protecting animal species, with many projects of reintroduction into the wild. Offering guided tours and in depth information tools, the Zurich Zoo does its best to educate the public. With over 260 different species and 2200 animals, visitors will get the unique chance to view endangered animal species such as snow leopards and red pandas. Recreating ecosystems from exotic Madagascar to the rugged Ethiopian Highlands and housing the various animals in spacious enclosures, a visit to the diverse Zurich Zoo is a pleasurable and invigorating excursion. Visit the website to see feeding times and which new pups have been born.
Address: Zurichbergstrasse 221
Telephone: 044 254 2505
Transport: Tram 6 from Zurich main station
Opening times: Daily from 9am to 6pm (March to October) and 9am to 5pm (November to February)
Admission: Sfr22 (adults), Sfr16 (age 16-25), Sfr11 (age 6-16). Children under age 6 are free.