We are turning 50!

The Zoo al Maglio was founded in 1974, thanks to the commitment and passion of the Fehr family. Over the years, it has become home to more and more species of animals, becoming home to over 300 specimens. To celebrate the Zoo's 50th birthday, there will be plenty of novelties to mark this unique occasion. 


We are starting to celebrate by sending out Zoo flyers throughout Ticino, where you will find all the information and novelties we have introduced and a voucher!

Also, don't miss all the activities that will take place during the year 2024, follow us on social media to keep up to date with everything there is to know and see!


We look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome to the fascinating and magical realm of «Zoo al Maglio»!

Discover! Marvel! Protect!

Since 1974, Zoo al Maglio has been captivating both young and old alike. With pride, the zoo houses an impressive variety of over 300 animals from up to 60 different species, originating from various continents. Experience the majestic lions, playful monkeys, and colorful exotic birds up close, and let yourself be enchanted by their diversity and beauty.

At Zoo al Maglio, there is something to discover for every visitor. In addition to the impressive animal collection, special experiences, guided tours, and interactive workshops are offered, providing participants with a unique and educational experience. Learn more about the animal kingdom, observe exciting feedings and demonstrations, and be inspired by the dedicated staff and their expertise.

Presentations and experiences: new in 2023!

We are pleased to tell you that there is now a monthly calendar for animal presentations and experiences.

Take this opportunity to know more about the species in our zoo, their particularities

and take a chance to live an experience very close with them.


The presentations last about 10 minutes and follow the plan on the calendar. After the presentations there is time to make your own experience, please remember to book them early enough at the counter.


The official language for the presentations is Italian, on demand they can be held in English.


Important information:

The minimum age to participate at the experience with lions and snow leopards is 18 years,
while for the other experiences it will be 6 years. 

Each experience is booked per person.

 The maximum per time will be 10 people.

The experience with the snow leopards will be soon available.

Presentations and experiences can be changed or cancelled based on the need of our animal well-being.


Are you interested in helping out as a volunteer? Do you want to know in what areas you can best help us?

Then sign up for one of the upcoming volunteer-only meetings by sending not only your desired date, but also your CV and the time you would like to devote to us monthly.


Meeting : 26.11.23


Registration for the respective date must be made in writing and with a resume to zooedu@zooalmaglio.ch. The minimum age for participation is 15 years. For exploratory workshops, Esplolab, the minimum age is 12.

Pony ride

We are Swisstainable

We are Swisstainable.

We are part of the sustainability program Swisstainable and classified at Level I – committed.  

The sustainability program Swisstainable unites businesses and organizations along the entire Swiss tourism sector. With our participation, we commit ourselves to continuous sustainable business development, pursue measures in the field of sustainability and thus make a concrete contribution to a sustainable Swiss tourism. More about Swisstainable: MySwitzerland.com/Swisstainable

Affiliates companies

Grotto Valle - Caslano (www.grottovalle.com)

Hungry during your zoo visit?

Experience an unforgettable family day at Zoo al Maglio and treat yourself to a delightful meal at the charming Grotto Valle in Caslano. Now, you can enjoy an exclusive discount of CHF 5.00 per table on an order worth at least CHF 10.00 for a delicious lunch or dinner (show your zoo admission ticket). 

Remember to inform the caterer at the beginning of the meal that you are entitled to the reduction by presenting the receipt.

Don't miss out on this special offer and turn your zoo visit into a culinary experience!

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