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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  • Basel Zoo is really well-planned and we loved our visit. They have a wide variety of animals, all in big and spacious enclosures, and it is so easy to get to with its own direct tram stop. We had the ...  more »
  • A zoo that is practiced as a walk. There is space and the different animals have it too. They are not exhibited in "cages" but respected because they have enough space to live. Nice place.
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  • Visiting from the UK for the weekend, my friend and I visited Basel Zoo on a Saturday morning. The staff were friendly, the exhibits were many, and the animals looked happy. There was also one occasion where a member of staff had to swap from Deutsch to English to help me out; I appreciated that a lot! My only issue were a few areas that appeared unclean, such as the fish tanks in the aquarium. Thank you for making our trip more enjoyable!
  • Excellent experience for families. Kids really enjoy it and the variety of animals is impressive. Restaurant is also ok. Parking is very limited and expensive.
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