Zurich Zoo & Masoala Rainforest

Home to more than 365 animal species, Zurich Zoo is a must for all animal lovers. It shows the incredible diversity of wildlife within a small area.

The over 90-year-old Zurich Zoo lies in an idyllic location on the Zürichberg, in the city’s Fluntern quarter. The zoo is located high above the rooftops of Zurich, surrounded by greenery, yet can still be reached quickly and easily from the city center.

Approximately 6,000 animals representing over 365 different species live at Zurich Zoo. The oldest resident is Nigrita, a Galapagos giant turtle. She is over 85 years old and has been living at the zoo since 1946.

Zurich Zoo serves as an ambassador between people, animals, and nature. With its fascinating initiatives and conservation projects, it contributes towards safeguarding biological diversity and shares knowledge with people of all ages.

The following attractions await visitors at Zurich Zoo:

Lewa Savannah
In what is the zoo’s largest enclosure, white rhinos, giraffes, and Grevy’s zebras live peacefully side by side.

Masoala Rainforest 
Here live geckos, turtles, snakes, parrots, and many other rainforest animals.

Australian enclosure
Koalas, kangaroos, perenties, and emus have an enclosure of their own.

Kaeng Krachan Elephant Park
Eight Asian elephants live in this beautiful enclosure.

700 fish and around 70 aquatic species live in eight large basins, each of which form an individual habitat. The penguin enclosure is also part of the aquarium.

Mongolian Steppe
This area is home to Bactrian camels, domesticated yaks, and cashmere goats.

Capybaras, squirrel monkeys, giant anteaters, and other mammals and birds love the South American climate at this exhibit.

Here pygmy goats, pigs, and other domestic and farm animals enjoy being fed and stroked. 


Find an overview here.

Opening Hours

Open on These Days

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November to February
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Masoala Rainforest 10.00am – 5.00pm

March to October
Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm
Masoala Rainforest 10.00am – 6.00pm



Distance Travel time
Zürich Main Station 3 km 25 min
Zürich Airport 7.4 km 42 min
Zoo Zürich
Zürichbergstrasse 221
8044  Zürich