Zurich Zoo, or Zoologischer Garten, is very conservation-conscious, aiming as much to protect animals and sustain biological diversity in the world as to enable humans to look at the creatures they share their planet with. Home to over 250 species, including the endangered snow leopard and red panda, the zoo's slogan is 'Those who know animals will protect them.'
Children can feed sheep, pigs, ponies and goats at the zoo, while forest, mountain, aquatic and tropical ecosystems are also spread out throughout the site. Enclosures are spacious and aim to allow the animals to wander relatively freely in environments that echo their natural habitats.
From the main train station, Hauptbahnhof, catch the number 6 tram.