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Riga Zoo, Riga

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Take the opportunity to see rare species of eagles, owls, and falcons at Riga Zoo, which accommodates about 4,000 animals of nearly 500 species in a forested area on the lakeshore. Walk through the reptile tunnel, or visit the nocturnal room. Watch the ant colony cutting up and transporting leaves across the water to their nests. Children especially will enjoy the chance to pet sheep and goats. Amenities include a cafe, a small park area, and a playground with swings and a climbing gym. Become an honorary guardian of an animal by making a donation to the zoo. Use our Riga trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Riga Zoo and other attractions in Riga.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Riga Zoo delighted once again: new penguins! Children don't tear! A lot of interesting things in other parts of giraffes, Lions and tigers in the new enclosures. As always great tropical House.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Only 6€. I don't usually do zoos so can't compare it to others. Yet the animals seemed healthy and active. The deer we're a little stressed and penguins seemed rough but other then that ok. A pony was...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    I'm not a huge fan of zoos but the guy at our hostel made it sound good. We checked it out and found it to be enjoyable. The reindeer and other deer seemed to be very stressed out but the other animal...  more »
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  • May 21, 2017
    Great Zoo! Animals are living in good home, it's a big-big park. Lemurs are so cute, the house of giraffes is new and so interesting to visit it! This Zoo is amazing place to have time with kids or without them)
  • July 3, 2017
    It was cool, it a a dancing bear, but its sad, it was born in the Riga circus and was unwanted, but,, everything else was cool!i ate an ice scream and a hotdog. It was good you should come!
  • January 24, 2017
    This zoo seems to be doing good with the limited resources they have. What makes them special is the extra effort they go to that costs them nothing. Such as the fire during January to enable families to have a BBQ. We just took marshmallows and had fun with them. An excellent day out with kids and there are three good places to warm up as you walk around during the winter cold - Giraffe building, Tropical building and the lovely Cafe building near the entrance. Tram 11 gets you there in relaxed fashion.
  • July 11, 2017
    Good place for a road trip break, if you have a kid or kids. Park playground is free.
  • March 7, 2017
    A nice family friendly place, and a place to see a bunch of exotic animals. Looks decent, doesn't seem to treat animals badly. The tropical house is great! Would want to see more of that!

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