Friends of the Zoo - Application form

The main benefit of becoming a member of the association of friends is the knowledge that you are doing something to help Basel Zoo and nature as a whole. In addition, friends of the zoo enjoy a number of benefits:

Active friends of Basel Zoo meet four times a year for a seasonal guided tour at different times of day. These special tours offer a peek behind the scenes, fascinating anecdotes from the vet or curator about their animal charges, an opportunity to feed the animals and much more.  

Friends of the zoo are invited take part in the association’s general meeting in June, and to go on a ‘friends excursion’ to another zoo or animal park at the end of the summer every year.

Friends receive the beautifully illustrated and informative Basel Zoo magazine twice a year, as well as the zoo’s annual report.

Friends volunteer their time at the zoo, whether at an information stand, for ‘leaf picking’, on the dispatch team or another activity altogether.

Younger friends get together six times a year for the ‘zoo hoppers’ children’s club. These lively and inquisitive zoo hoppers go on discovery tours of the zoo in the care of their trained supervisors.

Adults (18 years and over) At least CHF 50.00 / year
Families At least CHF 75.00 / year
Young people (18 years and under) Free (no voting rights)
Legal entities (e.g. companies) At least CHF 200.00 / year

Basel Zoo and the Association are always very grateful if applicants round up our generous membership fees!

Giro Nr. 40-4413-2, IBAN: CH28 0900 0000 4000 4413 2

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