Zürich Zoologischer Garten

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Zürich Zoologischer Garten
Entrance
Date opened 1929
Location Zürich, Switzerland
Coordinates 47°23′6″N 8°34′23″E / 47.38500°N 8.57306°E / 47.38500; 8.57306Coordinates: 47°23′6″N 8°34′23″E / 47.38500°N 8.57306°E / 47.38500; 8.57306
Number of animals 2200 (2004)
Number of species 300 (2004)
Website www.zoo.ch/en
interior of the Masoala Hall

The Zürich Zoologischer Garten (Zürich Zoological Garden) is a zoo located in Zürich, Switzerland. It was opened in 1929 and, as of 2004, has 2200 specimens of 300 species. It is located on Zürichbergstrasse, on the lower reaches of the Zürichberg in the Fluntern quarter.

One of its popular events is the penguin parade, which is performed daily after noon if the outside temperature is below 10 degrees Celsius.

The zoologist Heini Hediger was director of the Zürich Zoo from 1954 to 1973.

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