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    Current notes

    The only constant at Zoo Zurich is change: The zoo is constantly evolving – for nature conservation, our animals and for you. The common thread for this is the Development Plan 2050:

    Zoo of the future

    Construction work sometimes involves temporary restrictions. It is also possible that certain restrictions may apply for a short period of time due to special events. To help you plan your visit to the zoo, we list it here if any facilities are temporarily inaccessible.

    Construction Works Panterra

    21.8.2023 until spring 2025 | big cat facilities closed & NO big cats in the zoo

    Animation der neuen Anlage Panterra

    In Panterra, the big cats will alternately inhabit the different parts of the enclosure. The smells and traces of the «previous tenants» provide an exciting enrichment to the animals' daily lives. Rendering: Region Five Media

    From 21 August 2023 until spring 2025, we will be building Panterra – a big cat enclosure with a rotation system – on the site of the current enclosures for lions, wolves, tigers, snow leopards and red pandas. The area around these enclosures will be closed during the construction work. Likewise, no big cats can be seen at Zoo Zurich during this time. The animals have been moved to other zoos during the construction period.

    Details of the closed area can be found on the zoo map. Admission prices will remain unchanged during the construction period.

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    Construction Work Pantanal Aviary

    11.3.2024 to 2028 | Area of the previous Pantanal facility closed

    Rendering der geplanten Pantanal Voliere im Zoo Zürich, Blick auf die Sumpflandschaft.

    The Pantanal aviary will be spanned by a net at a height of up to 35 metres, offering the birds living in it space to fly in flocks. Rendering: Region Five Media

    From 11 March 2024 until 2028, we will be building the new Pantanal Aviary at the site of the current Pantanal. The area around the future facility will be closed during the construction work.

    Details of the closed area can be found on the zoo map. Admission prices will remain unchanged during the construction period.

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    Construction Work Research Station

    2.4.2024 until end of year 2024 | Exotarium partially closed

    Rendering of the planned research station in the Exotarium.

    Visualisation of the planned research station in the Exotarium. Rendering: Region Five Media

    From 2 April 2024 until Christmas 2024, we will be building the new Research Station in a section of the Exotarium. During the construction work, the rainforest area and the top floor (current location of the frogs) of the exotarium will not be accessible. However, guests will still be able to visit the Aquarium on the bottom floor and the reptile area one level higher.

    Details of the closed area can be found on the zoo map. Admission prices will remain unchanged during the construction period.

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    No Masoala Express

    The Masoala Express will not be operating on the weekend of 20/21 April 2024

    Info & timetable