From the high mountains to the tropical rainforest
Some 4,000 animals comprising 380 species, are at home here in natural habitats. Zurich Zooprovides a link between people, animals and nature. With special exhibits and programmes, it contributes to the continuity of biological diversity and provides the transfer of knowledge to both young and old. The zoo became one of the first scientifically run zoos in the mid-20th century under director Heini Hediger, who introduced information boards and husbandry of various species. Today Zurich Zoo is still devoted to nature conservation, international breeding programmes and reintroduction projects.
In addition to individual exploration, the Zoo offers its guests many competently guided tours. The offers are tailored to children, adults and seniors, families, people with disabilities and other groups. During a "night walk", for example, you can experience what the animals do when (almost) all visitors have left the zoo grounds. You can even spend the night in the Mongolian steppe.
The following facilities await visitors to Zurich Zoo:
- Geckos, turtles, snakes, parrots and other rainforest inhabitants live in the Masoala rainforest.
- The Australian park is home to koalas, kangaroos, giant monitors and emus.
- The Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park is home to eight Asian elephants.
- In the aquarium, 700 fish cavort in eight large tanks, each of which represents a habitat. The penguin enclosure can also be found near the aquarium.
- The Mongolian steppe is home to oafs, yaks and cashmere goats.
- Capybaras, squirrel monkeys and anteaters are native to the Pantanal with its South American climate.
- And in Zoolino, dwarf goats, pigs and other pets and farm animals are happy to be stroked.