Zürich Zoo

Our last visit was four years ago, but not much has changed this time. It is still somewhat disappointing. Many animals could not be seen, or their pens were too small and sad looking. There was even a tortoise “habitat” which looked neglected and weed-infested. I don’t know if they even feed it anything. Nothing really beats Melbourne Zoo, in my opinion.

Of course, we seem to always go during summer, and that is when I feel the most uncomfortable and lethargic in the sun. We didn’t explore the new elephant enclosure because the walk there was unbearable. Domestic animals caught our attention the most and were fun to watch.

Only the gift shop seemed to have improved after all these years. It was a lot of fun to explore and pick out a plush toy from one of their many zoo-exclusives. I chose a llama, which is fitting because we watched the llamas for some time.

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014I was impressed by their air plants. Mine seem to be stunted right now.

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Llamas….

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Alpacas.

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Zebra backsides. I didn’t know they had such long fur. So fuzzy!

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Chickens!

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Zoo Zürich 31-7-2014

Lazy pigs. I didn’t see any plush toys of these pigs, such a shame. I would have bought one.

To view all photos, head to my Zürich Zoo Flickr album.