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Basel Zoo is a non-profit zoo located in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Its official name is the Zoologischer Garten Basel - or in English: Zoological Garden Basel. The main entrance just outside the city of Basel Steinen strip of river valley and extends to the border town of Basel Birsig with Binningen, Basel-Country.

Switzerland Basel Zoo's oldest zoo (1874) and largest (by number of animals). This is a major tourist attraction with nearly 1.7 million visitors per year, so it pays the most visited tourist attraction in Switzerland.

Basel Zoo ranks as one of the fifteen best zoos in the world by Forbes Travel in 2008, and in 2009 as the seventh best in Europe by Anthony Sheridan from the Zoological Society of London.

The zoo was the first Indian rhino born at the zoo, as well as the first is greater flamingos hatch. It also had repeated success with the breeding of animals including cheetahs (18 born), okapi (22), Pygmy hippopotamus (53), and flamingos (over 400 hatched). Every Somali Wild Ass (donkey) in zoos around the world relating to population in Basel, where the animals of this species breeding program began.

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