Zoo Basel, Basel

4.3
#1 of 12 in Parks in Basel
Head to Zoo Basel to see a range of creatures large and small, including endangered species bred in captivity as part of the zoo's renowned program. Established in 1874, the zoo receives nearly 2 million annual visitors and covers about 11 hectares (26 acres) in an urban setting within walking distance of the city's downtown area. Among the its 5,000 residents are penguins, rhinoceroses, pygmy hippopotamuses, snow leopards, squirrel monkeys, cheetahs, and European otters. Check the website before your visit to see schedules of feedings or events. A visit to Zoo Basel represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Basel online trip maker to plot your vacation.
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  • The giraffe house is fantastic. There are many varieties of animals and birds which are very much attractive for guests. Make sure to get a map of zoo. The tour gets about 2,5 hours.  more »
  • Having heard about Basel zoo’s world renowned reputation as a breeding and conservation leader I was keen to visit. I wasn’t disappointed. It’s well laid out over a large area and is cleverly...  more »
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  • The Zoo Basel is an amazing place for kids and family as you can expect to see a large variety of animals. The place is really well-organized and the layout is great. Everything is well labeled and planned with lots of information and experiences. It is a full day activity with lot of learning for kids and adults. It is very interactive experience. One of the best zoos that I have seen. You can find all sorts of animals here such as tigers, elephants, gorillas, penguins, lions, cats, snakes, giraffes and others. A truly fascinating experience.
  • It's always a great visit. The work they are doing to accommodated the animals they have is wonderful. Not my first nor my last visit.
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