Zoo regulations

To ensure that not only the visitors but also our animals feel comfortable at the zoo, everyone has to abide by the rules. If you observe them, you will help to ensure that everyone is happy and has a pleasant visit to the zoo. The City of Bern asks all visitors to comply with the following zoo rules.


Animals are to be treated with consideration. It is not permitted to feed, tease or startle animals. Respect must be shown for the facilities. Enclosures on the facilities must be respected.


Dogs are not allowed in the admission section of the zoo and in the children’s zoo; they must be kept on a leash in the non-admission section. Assistance dogs accompanied by an impaired person may be taken into the accessible part of the zoo and into the children’s zoo.


Photography and filming is permitted for private purposes. For commercial photography you need the permission of the zoo.


The instructions of the zoo staff must be followed.


Visitors who do not comply with the zoo regulations may be expelled from the park.


We thank you for your understanding and hope you enjoy your visit to the zoo!

Verein zooschweiz
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
Verband der Zoologischen Gärten
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums