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Zoo Zürich AG

Zoo Zurich was founded in 1929 as a cooperative. In 1999 it was transformed into Zoo Zürich AG. 75 percent of the shares are held by private shareholders, the Tiergarten-Gesellschaft Zürich TGZ and the Zoo Foundation. 25 percent of the shares are held by the city and canton of Zurich (12.5 percent each). 

Zoo Zürich AG employs 173 full-time and part-time employees as well as over 50 Zoo guides (1.1.2017).

  • Martin Naville, President
  • Barbara Schmid, Vice-President
  • Dr. Thomas Heiniger
  • Martin Farner
  • Prof. Dr. Barbara König
  • Walter Stürzinger
  • Beat Sigg
  • Gerold Lauber
  • Dr. med. vet. Alex Rübel, Director
  • Andreas Hohl, Vice-Director, Head of Zoo Development & Logistics
  • Dr. Martin Bauert, Head Curator
  • Dr. Hans Schmid, Head of Animal Care
  • Dr. Robert Zingg, Zoo Biologist
  • Elena Girbau, Head of Human Ressource Management
  • Kurt Plattner, Head of Finances & Controlling
  • Markus Rege, Head of Marketing & Education
Geschäftsleitung Zoo Zürich AG
The executive management of Zoo Zurich: (from left to right) Markus Rege, Kurt Plattner, Dr. Martin Bauert, Andreas Hohl, Dr. Alex Rübel, Dr. Robert Zingg, Dr. Hans Schmid. Not in photo: Elena Girbau.

Zoo Restaurants GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Zoo Zürich AG, manages the restaurants Altes Klösterli, Masoala and Pantanal, the Zoocafé, six catering stands and the Zooshop and the Masoala Shop. The profits from the zoo restaurants and zoo shops go directly to Zoo Zurich in support of its ideal objectives. Two percent of the overall turnover from the zoo restaurants and zoo shops goes towards the nature conservation projects of Zoo Zurich.

  • Head of Gastronomy & Retail: Urs Berger
  • Staff: 59 full-time and part-time employees, 134 temporary employees (1.1.2017)