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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

Zurich s zoo is small but two months ago I visited the zoo from Vienna and totally worth I think is one of the best zoo I ever been.
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Old 27.08.2014, 18:48
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I haven't been to Basel zoo, but the rainforest enclosure at Zürich is really impressive. There's a fair amount of building work going on at Zürich at the moment though, I think the old elephant enclosure is being turned into a new enclosure for the lions, so parts of it feel a bit "temporary".
The last thing you want is for the lions' enclosure to feel "temporary"!



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Zurich s zoo is small but two months ago I visited the zoo from Vienna and totally worth I think is one of the best zoo I ever been.
Sydney zoo is pretty tops too...
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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

the Zoos in CH are disappointing (too small and just not much there), the best zoo in EU is probably the one in Stuttgart about 3hrs from Zurich, theres a polar bear there thats camera shy, theres lots of animals, spacious, and grounds are well kept - it beats the one in Vienna too! Best aquarium probably the massive one in Beijing. I also keep hearing that the Zoo in San Diego is really good too

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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

I visited both and I prefer Zürich zoo.
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Yes saw meerkats at Basel zoo last week

thanks for that, only just seen your response. Will make the effort probably next year to visit. Love Meerkats in quantity
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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

I prefer Zurich zoo... especially the rain forest is quite impressive
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Old 04.09.2014, 22:58
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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

Zoo Basel (der "Zolli") is the biggest (by visitor numbers) attraction with an entrance fee in Switzerland. 80 million people can't all be wrong ...
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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

Personally I think Zürich zoo is fabulous and not that small (in my opinion). It is certainly more than enough for a good day trip with all the main animals that you'd expect to see.

Also the elephant pool is really spectacular - it is incredible to see an elephant swimming just on the other side of a glass window. Also the rainforest bit is great on a cold day!

Having said all that I've never actually been to Basel zoo so perhaps I'm not really one to judge!
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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

I have never been in Zürich Zoo, but I was visiting Zoo Basel in aril. There was some renovation going on, so whole place was kind of messy at that point. Still - I find elephants were adorable and they looked very happy.
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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

I havent been there yet, but from what I read and heard the zoo in Basel must quite impressive! I hdon´t know about renovations, etc, but I think the zoo made it into the top15 list by Forbes magazin..
It might not be the all deciding criteria, however it sounds good though, right?!
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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

must say that Zurich Zoo is probably the top attraction in the city and a) i dont have kids b) dont particularly like animals...would say a must see if you are a resident
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Re: Where is the largest/best zoo in Switzerland

https://www.zuerich.com/en/visit/nat...-wildlife-park

Try this. Better than the zoo and free entry.
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