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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. Discover how to plan a Riga trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • A medium sized zoo situated in a wooded park easily accessible by tram from the city centre. A nice range of species on show including giraffes, raccoon dogs and tigers. A small tropical house has a range of amphibians and reptiles and a nocturnal area.
  • A very fun stroll in a very weird park. It's located in a forest so green is not an issue, but animal treatment is: the capibaras (3 of them) have a bigger cage than the 2 hippos. Half the animals seem fine and happy, the rest seems very down, locked up, and put in a space way too small. The staff at vending stalls will yell at you if you don't speak the local language.
  • Excellent kids love this place.
  • Nice Place for Family and kids. You will enjoy to walk and see different kind animals. 🖒
  • Interesting zoo in lovely grounds 🐯🦁🐒🦌🐂🐪🦏🐧🐍🦎🐢🐊🐠🕷️🦂

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As tourism surges in Riga, accommodation options and variety have grown too. The Baltic capital has quality lodging for every budget, from centrally located and affordable hostels, to private apartments and hotel rooms, to chic main-street hotels. The Old Town, a World Heritage Site, sits at the center of it all, so consider staying here if you want to be in the thick of things. For lower prices, look slightly outside of the city's core but within walking distance. For somewhere a little quieter, check out neighborhoods like Agenskalns and Tornakalns, which are less touristy, well-preserved districts.
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