Zürich Zoologischer Garten

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Zürich Zoologischer Garten
ZooZürich Eingang.jpg
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
No. of animals 2200 (2004)
No. 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. Opened in 1929, it accumulated a collection of 2,200 specimens of 300 species by its seventy-fifth year. 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.

The zoo is most famous for its successful Asian elephant exhibit, which is inside of a large dome. Guests can even view them from underwater. Zoogoers agree that it is likely the best zoo on Earth for elephants.

An Australian-themed section is to open in 2018; featured animals include koalas, kangaroos, emus, and Komodo dragons, among others.

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