Zoo Basel is one of the oldest and largest zoos in Switzerland, founded in 1874. It is home to over 6,000 animals from 600 different species, including many endangered species. The zoo is known for its successful breeding programs and conservation efforts, particularly for primates, birds, and reptiles.
One of the main attractions at Zoo Basel is its large monkey house, which is home to over 200 primates. Visitors can observe the monkeys in their natural habitats, and there are even opportunities to feed and interact with some of the animals.
Other popular exhibits include the African savanna, the nocturnal animal house, and the aquarium, which features a variety of aquatic life from around the world. The zoo also has a large botanical garden, featuring over 2,000 plant species.
In addition to its exhibits, Zoo Basel is actively involved in conservation and research programs around the world. The zoo has been involved in numerous breeding and reintroduction programs for endangered species, and its research efforts have contributed to the understanding and protection of many animal species.