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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This is a good place to let the kiddos run. If you have a Basel card and get in cheaper. As far as zoos, the enclosures are fairly nice and well kept. However, the variety of species is fairly basic, ... more »
This is indeed one of the mist beautiful zoos I have ever seen. I liked especially the elephants and penguins. more »
For those who like Zoos, this place is amazing. You can go first to the Fish/sea area, and then walk through all the other sections. Usually takes an entire morning to go there and visit the attractions. The people that work there are quite kind.
Beautiful. Our daughter of 1,5yr old had an amazing time. There are plenty of exhibit even the smallest child's can enjoy bcs of the way the viewing points are placed. In this zoo the animals have room and distraction and room to hide if they don't feel like showing themselves to the crowds. The location is also a big plus, after your visit you can spend some more time in lovely Basel. The quality of the food in the restaurant in the middle of the zoo is very high.
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