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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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  • Even though we were in February there and the temperature about - 12 degree was, we have made a wonderful walk in the Zoo. We were very excited by the small chicken coop, in which were also sheep, goats and a donkey. Just become the sleep have prepared. At the giraffe, a cat has come to us, which we have touched. :)
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  • The place is amazing. This Zoo. Visitors strolling through the Woods, it is no coincidence that a district called Mežaparks-forest park. Spacious, interesting. Especially if you get to the feeding program Is each morning. And in the winter there are program "night Zoo." Place interesting for both adults and children.
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  • Very big zoo. I never thought that this zoo has so big variety of animals, they have a lot space, looks happy. that is what most I like about it, it need half a day to walk threw. 
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  • Quite big, lots to see. Situated in a calm and nice part of town. Lots of trees and fresh air. Unfortunately no good places to have a bite, but there were hot dog stands almost on every corner. Animals. Well I've seen worse conditions in some of other zoos. Although quite a few were under reconstruction. Because of that we couldn't see kangaroos or wolves an other animals. There is a nice petting zoo for kids, with lambs, baby goats, rabbits.
  • Amazing animals and decent sized zoo. Very nice zoo to visit for a couple of hours Map was slightly confusing and didn't have all the animals and areas. Seems like it was outdated. You can't pay by card anywhere in the zoo, so better take cash with you. Closest ATM is next to the zoo gate. Ticket price is affordable.
  • Nice place for walk. And seeing animals. Little small on indoor exhibition. Good and entertaining for gods if you go in feeding time
  • Fresh air, lot of animals, well kept Zoo. Amazing place for family visits, you can have a great picnic, with perfect view on the lake (next to the bears). Thorpe house, bee nest and lot of great ideas in this park. Kids really love this place. Affordable price too.
  • Intresanta vieta bet nesakopta un nabadziga