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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.

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20 May

Riga Zoo

History Night at the Riga Zoo

20 May
When the Museum Night events take place in the city, the Riga Zoo invites people to the History Night. Fates of numerous enthusiasts, legendary animals have tangled together during the past hundred years. Buildings and their residents have changed over time, but the extraordinary atmosphere is still present. Also, it is possible to watch animals during late hours, when usually the gates of the Zoo are closed.

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01 Apr - 31 Aug

Riga Zoo

Spring and summer seasons at Riga Zoo

01 Apr - 31 Aug
Spring is in the air, and there is an increase in activity in all of the enclosures. Peacocks flaunt their exquisite tails to attract the females - look at me, I am the best! Cranes can also be seen dancing proudly and trumpeting with one another. New editions to the zoo's many animal families are also born throughout the spring, where for hours visitors can view their parents care for them, as well as watch the little ones play. As they become older, their appearance and behavior also change. From June 1 to August 31, feeding demonstrations can also be observed during the day. Enjoy a refreshing day out at the Riga Zoo, with its charming location of the banks of Lake Ķīšezers, among the grand pine trees of Mežaparks!

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29 Apr - 30 Apr

Riga Zoo

Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Days at the Riga Zoo

29 Apr - 30 Apr
Nature is waking up in spring, and so are Latvian amphibians and reptiles. The Riga Zoo invites everyone to the Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Days. Visitors will be able to learn about representatives of the Latvian fauna. This year Latvia's toads are in the limelight. The research workshop (at 12:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.) will include exciting games, tasks and secrets about the life of our amphibians and reptiles.

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13 May - 14 May

Riga Zoo

Animal Family Days in Riga Zoo

13 May - 14 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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10 Jun - 11 Jun

Riga Zoo

Bumblebee Days at the Riga Zoo

10 Jun - 11 Jun
The bumblebee exposition has been popular among visitors of the Riga Zoo for several years in summer. The activity of these diligent insects does not leave visitors indifferent - big or small. They can watch the bumblebees carrying the heavy loads, building new honeycombs, taking care of the new generation. The creative research workshopa ( at 12 a.m.-4 p.m.) will offer tricky tasks and games.

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