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20 years Masoala Hall

Now, in 2023, the Masoala Rainforest is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Even after two decades, the Masoala Hall is still a pioneering example for the protection and preservation of ecosystems. To commemorate the anniversary, a special anniversary souvenir - the anniversary socks - will be offered to draw attention to the history of the Masoala Hall and emphasize the importance of conservation.

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Zoo Zurich x DillySocks

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Product image - Lil Red Ruffed Lemur
 
  • 0-12M 9.90 CHF
  • 12-24M 9.90 CHF
  • 2-3Y 9.90 CHF
  • 4-6Y 9.90 CHF
  • 7-9Y 9.90 CHF
 
 
  • 0-12M 9.90 CHF
  • 12-24M 9.90 CHF
  • 2-3Y 9.90 CHF
  • 4-6Y 9.90 CHF
  • 7-9Y 9.90 CHF
 

Lil Red Ruffed Lemur

9.90 CHF
Product image - Lil Masoala Charmeleon
 
  • 0-12M 9.90 CHF
  • 12-24M 9.90 CHF
  • 2-3Y 9.90 CHF
  • 4-6Y 9.90 CHF
  • 7-9Y 9.90 CHF
 
 
  • 0-12M 9.90 CHF
  • 12-24M 9.90 CHF
  • 2-3Y 9.90 CHF
  • 4-6Y 9.90 CHF
  • 7-9Y 9.90 CHF
 

Lil Masoala Charmeleon

9.90 CHF
Product image - Lil Madagascar Ibis
 
  • 0-12M 9.90 CHF
  • 12-24M 9.90 CHF
  • 2-3Y 9.90 CHF
  • 4-6Y 9.90 CHF
  • 7-9Y 9.90 CHF
 
 
  • 0-12M 9.90 CHF
  • 12-24M 9.90 CHF
  • 2-3Y 9.90 CHF
  • 4-6Y 9.90 CHF
  • 7-9Y 9.90 CHF
 

Lil Madagascar Ibis

9.90 CHF
Product image - Madagascar Crested Ibis
 
  • 36-40 16.90 CHF
  • 41-46 Sold out
 
 
  • 36-40 16.90 CHF
  • 41-46 Sold out
 

Madagascar Crested Ibis

16.90 CHF

Colorful socks for rainforest protection

The Masoala Rainforest at Zurich Zoo has been as colorful as these #DillyMasoalaSocks for 20 years. In the mini-ecosystem on the Zürichberg, zoo visitors experience endangered species, such as the red lemur, the chameleon and the maned ibis, in the midst of their natural habitat.

Donate with the purchase of the Masoala Box 5.-

The fascinating flora and fauna in the rainforest in Zurich creates a direct connection to the threatened paradise of the same name in Madagascar, which is protected from deforestation thanks to Zurich Zoo. By purchasing this pair of DillySocks you are also participating in rainforest protection and Fr. 1 goes to the Masoala nature conservation project. When you buy a box it's even 5.-. Thank you very much!

You can find more behind-the-scenes information about the collaboration with Zurich Zoo in our blog.

20 years of Masoala Hall

Twenty years ago, on June 30, 2003, Zurich Zoo opened its groundbreaking facility, the Masoala Hall. The project was part of the zoo's vision to develop into a conservation center. Thanks to a generous donation from Hans Vontobel, supported by the Swiss private bank, the ambitious project was able to be tackled, with the condition that it be implemented by the year 2000.

However, the planning and implementation of the project presented challenges and obstacles. There was opposition and objections to the location of the hall, which was ultimately moved to the zoo's reserve land. Despite delays and legal disputes, the zoo managed to establish a partnership with the Malagasy Ministry of Water and Forests and establish Masoala National Park in Madagascar.

In 2003 the time had finally come: the Masoala Hall was opened and gave visitors a unique insight into the rainforest. Animals and plants live together in a natural environment and visitors can move around in the middle of this habitat.