Zurich Zoo is located on Zürichberg high above the city. The pride of this zoological garden, which was opened in 1929, is the Masoala Rainforest hall, simulating the ecosystem in the Masoala National Park in Madagascar across some 10,000m². Animals like lemurs or giant tortoises can move freely around in the hall as you watch and walk by on a path through the forest. Keep your eyes peeled, a chameleon might be sitting on a branch right next to you. But the rainforest is not the only thing worth seeing. Since 1992 Zurich Zoo has gradually been changing the traditional-style enclosures into whole ecosystems which better meet the animals’ needs. An Indian dry forest for the lions, a Eurasian wetland, Himalayan mountains (snow leopards, wolves, a Siberian tiger) and African mountains (gelada monkeys, Nubian ibex) have already been opened, the latest being the all-new 11,000m² elephant park.