Animal Days 2014 on October 11 and 12


This year, the Riga Zoo will celebrate its 102nd anniversary. In the last few years, it has become a tradition for the Riga Zoo to prepare birthday presents for both animals and visitors. A few days ago, the renovated Camel house was opened. The renovation was possible due to the financial support of the company 4finance brand

This weekend, on October 11 and 12, the traditional birthday celebration event, also known as the Animal Days, will take place in the Riga Zoo as well as the zoo’s affiliate Cīruļi. As per usual, the people whose name and/or surname contains a name of an animal are especially welcome to the zoo during these days, because for those, who have promoted the diversity of the animal kingdom throughout their lives, the entrance fee to the zoo is reduced by half. The event is sponsored by the confectionary manufacturer Laima’s chocolate bar “Vāverīte” (“Little Squirrel”).

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Striped Days in the Zoo


The Riga Zoo invites everyone to the Striped Days on August 15, 16 and 17.

There is a great diversity of colours and patterns in the animal world. The Striped Days 2014, organised in the Riga Zoo, is the time and place where everyone will have the opportunity to participate in different activities, such as informative trails, interesting puzzles, exciting games and conversations, and learn about the importance of stripes, patterns and spots in the animal world.

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Take Photos, Upload and Win a NIKON DSLR Camera!


Participate in the contest and win a DSLR camera NIKON D7000  body with interchangeable lenses or an Epson L800 photo printer, or an annual pass to the Riga Zoo. The contest is held until 30th of September. Participate and share the emotions you have captured in photos!

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This Year the Giant Tortoise Weighing Will be Accompanied by Choir Music


Since Riga is the European Capital of Culture for 2014, the Riga Zoo decided to contribute to the cultural events that are being organized in the city this year. Therefore, this year the annual weighing of the Galápagos giant tortoises not only will see the participation of Olympic medallists but also the performance of a choir.

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Bumblebee Days 2014


This is the fourth summer when a bumblebee nest can be seen in the Riga Zoo. The visitors – both adults and children – are always mesmerized by the lively bumblebee colony. Therefore, also this year the zoo is going to organize the Bumblebee Days and share the secrets of the life of the greatest bee of Latvia.

The Bumblebee Days will take place on June 14 and 15, from12:00 to 16:00 near the house of the amphibians and reptiles of Latvia.

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Visual Arts Exhibition in the Tropical House


A visual arts exhibition, organised in collaboration with the children and youth centre Riga Pupils Palace, will be displayed in the hallway of the Tropical House until September 30.

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Night of history at the Riga ZOO


Mornings, when the old main gate has not yet been opened for the visitors, are very special – the zoo is seemingly calm yet filled with eager activity. Just like 102 years ago, when a group of zoo enthusiasts were getting ready to open the gates of the Riga Zoo for the first time. Also evening hours have a special air to them and now that they are filled with a scent of budding leaves it seems only natural to share stories of the past.

In the evening hours of this Saturday, May 17, the Riga Zoo with the support of Inquiry Service 1188 is going to organize for the third time the Night of History at the Zoo.

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Family Days at the Zoo This Weekend


The Family Days on May 10 and 11 will be dedicated to animal families. Many animal families living in the zoo have already had babies this spring so it’s the perfect time to organize the Family Days at the zoo. During the weekend, it will be possible to participate in a creative workshop from 12:00 to 16:00. On Sunday, May 11, events dedicated to the large families of Latvia will be organized by BIGBANK.

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Latvian Reptile Days 2014


The nature is slowly waking up, and so are the reptiles and amphibians of Latvia. Therefore, it is high time to learn more about these creatures!

On April 19 and 20, the Riga Zoo for the second time is going to organize the Latvian Reptile Days.

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Bird Days at the Riga Zoo


Even though weather forecasts suggest that some snow may still fall, the warm sun and the singing tits and starlings prove that spring has definitely arrived. Sparrows, common starlings and hooded crows are fluttering about the animal enclosures, gathering nest lining materials: wads of camel hair, pink flamingo feathers, green wads of moss or dry grass stalks. Also the birds in the enclosures have become more restless with the coming of spring: great cormorants are actively working on their nest, cranes are engaging in graceful courtship dances and peacocks are showing off their magnificent tales. One thing is clear – it’s high time to make birdhouses!

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