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Ranua Zoo, Ranua

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#2 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Finland
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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. To visit Ranua Zoo on your holiday in Ranua, and find out what else Ranua has to offer, use our Ranua vacation planner.
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  • very nice zoo, animals are living quietly, i've done the "meeting with arctic foxes " and loved it. Staff is very friendly and the animal keeper who guide us was passionate by his job. so if you're in...  more »
  • The second time I and the children visit the Ranua Zoo. Is not as convinced about the quality this time. All the small animal Department was empty, no Beavers and a lot of other empty enclosures. Why do we have this in high season? But still fun to see so many Arctic animals at close range. Among the facilities can be noted-Bbq places is very good. But why so few seats? Ice cream kiosk beside had double chairs. Why so few WC? On the 2.5-kilometer-long route is 1 (one) the TOILET if you count off a toilet. How do you think this?? Seems to be important with ice cream, however, which has two large booths with a few hundred metres apart. I would say that the money control and that pups should pester their parents until they open their wallets. In conclusion, there is a very nice and large playground that really gets the thumbs up. The whole point, do not know if I will come back again. Must carefully consider a long journey and what it provides. The whole Park will have up a notch, or rather two now rides on the old track record and reputation. It is no longer.
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  • We have visited here several times, in winter and in summer both couple of times. We love this zoo so much. Especially in winter this place is like from fairytale, so beautiful and magical. Animals he...  more »
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  • Perfect location if you're visiting the zoo. Service building is small but well kept. Nice playground for the kids. And of course there are saunas.
  • Awesome animals. Just beautiful
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  • We thought that the animals had a bit more "free" or had larger cages. Overall though it is a nice Park, very big. Suitable for children.
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  • Good bath every night and well taken care of clean area
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