Zoo Basel, Basel

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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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  • Spent all morning here. Lots of animals to see. The zoo was well kept and keep clean. Half price on the Basel card was also a bonus!  more »
  • The Zoo in Basel has been redesigned to many areas in the last 5 years and both favor for the animals as well as for visitors. So it is worth to visit especially the new elephant enclosure with the visitors platforms. In the adjacent restaurant was created a beautiful terrace, as well as in the Interior of the restaurant, everything is fresh and clean.
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  • Since childhood, I know the Zoo Basel. It's always back great to see how the animals are kept. The big cats are my favorites
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  • Bought the yearly pass for myself so I can bring my young son to this excellent Zoo as much as I can. Its a great zoo, with plenty of wild and exotic animals to see, particularly in the monkey enclosure and they also have a good few African elephants. It is well spaced out that you can easily while away a few hours here at a relaxing pace and can get to see most of the animals on display, without worrying abouts crowds too much. Also good to see many school children helping out in the zoo during the weekends, putting in some serious hard work too! Fair play to the children and for the zoo's educational programme.
  • Οκ...it might be a zoo with a big variety of animals to see... Probably the best in Switzerland but with a parking place smaller than your... local imbiss your car play the Sputnik satellite in eternal orbit before your family visit begins... I have understand that in Basel cars are not very welcome but we can not everybody afford for a helicopter...
  • A gem of a zoo right in the center of town. The new concept of keeping less species but in better conditions pays off. They are very successful at breeding and there are always some baby animals around. Don't miss when you visit Basel.
  • A variety of exotic animals in this wilderness wonderland .Ranging from the ferocious lions to the clever chimpanzees , this zoo has it all . Meet the sea lions as they show off their tricks in the show at 4pm .Watch what happens in the crocodile enclosure . An absolute must if you happen to be in or around the area . Amazing for families . Look out for adorable baby animals .
  • Zoo Basel is a great place to spend time. The animals are well treated and the number of specimens is amazing. Highlights are the gorillas, chimpanzees, elefants, sea lions
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