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Riga Zoo

Riga Zoo (Riga Zoological Park) was opened in Riga's greenest district Mežaparks in 1912. During dozens of years, its collection was significantly supplemented, and now you'll meet there many interesting animals like tigers, bears, giraffes, kangaroos and coatis, visit the Tropical House and explore the underwater world. This is a great leisure site for adults and children since it is located by Lake Ķīšezers and surrounded by pine-trees.

Riga Zoo is open all year round: it is an idea leisure and picnic place in summers, while the zoo's doors are open in specific times in winters in order to show the winter coat of certain animals - snowy owl, arctic fox, and other night animals. Remember that spring features merry songs and love games and in summer come to see babies, in autumn animal babies go to school, but in winter you can attend special Riga Zoo winter nights and view expositions inside premises.

Get off the tram No. 11, walk a few hundred metres and you are at the gate of Riga Zoo. Walk inside and you'll see the first animals right behind the gate - marzipan-like flamingos standing on one leg and a family of seals on the other side of the road. You can take any road to look at the residents of the zoo. Southern Cassowary left, an aquarium and reindeers right... You can spend here a day!

You can pat some Latvian traditional home animals in the Children's Zoo which always has baby animals - lambkins, piglets, and baby rabbits. A large area is occupied by waterfowl, another area by birds of prey - griffons, condors, and others. Look for exotic animals in the farthest end of the zoo - hippos lounging on the terrace, giraffes living in a huge house, kangaroos springing around. Visitors especially love the ring-tailed lemurs and curious meerkats. Tigers slowly stroll around in their area, while beers are trying to attract attention. Please, remember that feeding animals is not allowed.

Come to also see reptiles and insects in the Tropical House - alligators, crocodiles, marmosets, and a great collection of amphibians.

Saistītie pasākumi

01 Jan - 31 Mar

Riga Zoo

Winter at Riga Zoo

01 Jan - 31 Mar
Every season has its own beauty. Animals are wearing their winter coats of fur — camels, bears, wolfs, reindeer can be especially proud of them at the moment. And there is always something going on in the indoor expositions, as they always have summer there.

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01 Apr - 02 Apr

Riga Zoo

Bird Days at Riga Zoo

01 Apr - 02 Apr
The traditional Bird Days at Riga Zoo will present the Woodpecker's Workshop (from 12:00 to 15:00), where any visitor will be able to create their own bird-cage for the needs of a starling or pupil. In the meantime, the zoo's birds will get into a spring mood – cranes will be clamoring, peacocks will show off their exotic tails...

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13 May - 15 May

Riga Zoo

Animal Family Days in Riga Zoo

13 May - 15 May
In mid May, many animals will have already had new arrivals, and their young are playfully running around the sunlit enclosures, while most birds are still sitting on their eggs. At Family Days, the zoo invites visitors to enjoy various activities from 12:00 to 16:00: solving puzzles, playing games, observing the animal families and, of course, quality leisure time with family and friends.

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01 Jun - 31 Aug

Riga Zoo

Feeding time at Riga Zoo

01 Jun - 31 Aug
The summer programme at Riga Zoo will again feature daily ''demonstrations'' of the staff feeding the animals (closed June 23-24). An excellent opportunity to find out what giraffes, why the lemur has a striped tail, how wide can a hippo open its mouth, and the tricks that the seal named Puika has learned.

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