Zurich Zoo Switzerland | Masoala Rainforest, Elephant House, African Savanna

Although it has been a while, I still want to tell you about my visit to the Zurich Zoo in September of last year. I last experienced the Zurich Zoo more than four years ago. It is unbelievable how quickly time passes! A lot has happened since my previous time at the zoo. The newest exhibit – the Lewa Savanna – opened in summer 2020 and I couldn’t wait to discover the rhinos, giraffes, zebras and meerkats. Unfortunately, the Australian indoor exhibit was closed due to renovation work at the time of our visit, but we could still observe the kangaroos from outside. Fortunately, my favorite area – the aquarium – was open, yay! As always, my highlight, which I always plan at the end of the tour, was the Masoala Rainforest. Visitors can walk through a replica of a Madagascar rainforest and observe lemurs, birds and reptiles in their natural habitat. I was quite surprised by the number of geckos I came across that day! Overall, visiting the Zurich Zoo is a great experience that provides both entertainment and education. It is an excellent destination for families and animal lovers and its commitment to animal welfare and conservation make it a must-visit attraction in Zurich.

Zurich Zoo
Zurichbergstrasse 221
8044 Zurich

Getting There
From Zurich Main Station, take the Tram 6 to final stop “Zoo”
approx. 23min

Opening Hours
March to October
Zoo: 09:00 – 18:00
Masoala Rainforest: 10:00 – 18:00

November to February
Zoo: 09:00 – 17:00
Masoala Rainforest: 10:00 – 17:00

December 24: Entire zoo closing at 16:00

CHF 30 Adults
CHF 25 Young people (16-20y)
CHF 16 Children (6-15y)
CHF free for Children under 6y
Discount for families, groups, online purchase, low season etc.
more details here


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