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    Philosophy and goals

    Zoo Zurich is a cultural and educational institution of the town of Zurich and serves as an ambassador between people, animals, and nature. The zoo appeals to a vast majority of the population and thus contributes to the sustainable preservation of biological diversity. All Zoo Zurich activities are based on innovative business and scientific management as well as future-oriented sustainable financing. The great public interest in the zoo is put to well-targeted use, just as the close cooperation within the scope of the worldwide network of zoological gardens.


    A World for Animals and Humans.


    People who know animals will protect them.


    • Zoo Zurich establishes itself as a conservation center.
    • Zoo Zurich contributes to nature conservation.
    • Zoo Zurich encourages its visitors to protect nature.


    Zoo Zurich promotes understanding of natural phenomena and nature conservation by involving visitors and allowing them to observe and experience the animals. The general public and the business world are informed offensively and transparently in order to sensitize them towards the necessity to protect flora and fauna. Zoo Zurich supports and works on national and international programs to preserve species and maintain their natural habitats: «We tend today to the lives of animals for the world of tomorrow». Scientifically, Zoo Zurich works closely together with an international network of universities, in particular Zurich University, as well as zoological gardens.


    Zoo Zurich is an employer with international appeal for professions in a wide variety of fields. It offers its employees attractive employment conditions.

    Occupational safety and health protection

    The occupational safety and health protection of its employees are a central part of Zoo Zurich's corporate responsibility. It coordinates the tasks relating to occupational safety, health protection and health promotion through a safety officer and several divisional safety officers. Zurich Zoo systematically promotes the skills and personal responsibility of its employees at all levels and ensures compliance with all occupational safety regulations. In this way, it constantly reduces the risk of accidents and occupational illnesses.