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Ranua Zoo, Ranua

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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ranua Zoo by using our Ranua planner.
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  • Great zoo with a selection of lappish animals. Nice circular walk which takes 2-3 hrs. The temperature was around -2 and the visibility of aninals was high. Most enclosures were very spacious and the....  more
    Great zoo with a selection of lappish animals. Nice circular walk which takes 2-3 hrs. The temperature was around -2 and the visibility of aninals was high. Most enclosures were very spacious and the....  more »
  • One hour from Rovaniemi on bus, you find this lovely zoo with polar bears, brown bears, wild boars, deer, reindeer, moose, arctic foxes, eagles, all kinds of owls, wolves, wolverines, lynx and... 
    One hour from Rovaniemi on bus, you find this lovely zoo with polar bears, brown bears, wild boars, deer, reindeer, moose, arctic foxes, eagles, all kinds of owls, wolves, wolverines, lynx and...  more »
  • Wild life animals , Birds and spectacular views and scenery. Nice walk through the passages in the Zoo. Perfect for photos. Recommend for all the family. If visiting in winter important to have... 
    Wild life animals , Birds and spectacular views and scenery. Nice walk through the passages in the Zoo. Perfect for photos. Recommend for all the family. If visiting in winter important to have...  more »
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  • The pleasantly wooded zoo presents Arctic nature. Animals have large and stimulating habitats. The owl collection in particular is a fairly comprehensive overview of the Finnish owl population. Finnish predators can also be seen here. As a bonus, polar bears in their huge enclosures.
  • Amazing zoo for the kids only that we could not see the polar bear for which we specifically went. As one of the polar bear died and the other one was mourning… there was no actual information about it on the website. We came to know only when we reached there while buying the tickets. You should take good enough time with you to visit it as many animals take time to come in open and for you to spot them.
  • Very nice location! Especially the explanations about the animals for cids! It could be a paradise for parents and teachers. I liked it very much.
  • Here we can meet polar bear, brown bear, wolf, fox, and many other species in the North Pole. They all live in the nature, but there is barrier to protect us from danger. Super beautiful surrounding nature!
  • I did not look into Ranua Zoo before my visit. I expected it would be a small scale petting zoo with farm animals and perhaps a reindeer or two. Ranua Zoo blew me away! It covers a large area with a great variety of animals in beautiful natural habitats. Exotic birds and mammals, all looking very well cared for. Wolves, a Polar Bear(!), Beaver! And many others. Such a selection of owls! You get the impression from zoo that those who run it genuinely care for these animals and conservation. At the time they were mourning the loss of their beloved lynx and wolverine from old age.

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