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Ranua Zoo, Ranua

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#2 of 13 in Zoos & Aquariums in Finland
Visit Ranua Zoo to see Finland's only polar bears in captivity near the Arctic Circle. The zoo is small because few species can live comfortably in the harsh environment. About 200 arctic animals call the zoo home, including lynx and wolves, and watching them play in the snow is a unique experience. The attraction is open year-round, even when the sun only appears for a couple of hours each day, and in the winter you can take a night safari through the habitats. Book a Ranua Wildlife Safari tour with a local guide to walk you through the habitats and to give you a chance to witness the animals feeding. Water-resistant winter clothing, lunch, a snowmobile ride, and transport to and from your hotel are all included in the safari package. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ranua Zoo by using our Lapland planner .
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  • We were really so cold in January, but well covered visited this wonderful park. See the polar bear, even if from afar, what an experience as well as the other Arctic animals. In my view in any season is a must if you visit Rovaniemi.
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  • Ranuan Zoo is a charming, small zoo with a maaeläimille the big fence. The birds were more air space. The animals are in a prosperous-looking and fall in cool weather also playful. We hit the scene immediately after feeding and animals were very touhuisia.
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  • We were in a rather gray, but dry day there and until all the animals can see on the foxes at the end. Most enclosures are larger than we have seen in many German zoos and the whole area is situated in the forest. We have not regretted the trip there!
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  • Very enjoyable zoo experience. Kids will love Ranua zoo. Somewhat expensive lunch (15€). They also served burgers. Burger meal was tasty and good sized.
  • Excellent. Take some insect repellent with you, though. Sometimes the animals are hard to see. Other than that, fantastic. Well worth the visit.
  • All the enclosures were large, clean, and had good enrichment options. The animals were so active and playful. The polar bears were the most active I have ever seen. We went in winter (March) and I was very pleased. Also did the dog sledding right there. The dogs also looked very well cared for and healthy. Great experience.
  • It was a good experience. We were lucky to see most of the animals. We loved the birds because they are hard to see in wild.
  • The zoo hosts some rare species of animals, for people like us that comes from Tropical country. It is amazing to see Wolverine, Arctic White Fox, Polar Bears etc. The place is well design and animals are kept almost to its original wilderness as possible. We were there when it was cover in snow, they even had a Ice Bar. An enjoyable visiting.
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