Riga ZOO


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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Seal pup Pūpēdis invites everyone to celebrate World Water Day


On March 22, World Water Day is celebrated; however, on March 23, World Meteorological Day is celebrated. Because the meteorological situation (as well as the global climate change) definitely has influence on the marine animals, including seals, living in the Baltic Sea, the Riga Zoological Garden for the first time ever invites everyone to the Seal DaysonMarch 22 and 23 from 12:00 to 16:00.

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The first babies born this year in Cīruļi


The llama family in the Riga ZOO branch Cīruļi was the first to have a baby this year – it can be seen by everyone who comes to visit Cīruļi. However, the ten days old Eurasian badger cubs will come outside for everyone to see only after a couple of months.

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Join the Campaign!


In the autumn of 2013, European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (the Riga Zoo is a member of the association since 1992) launched the Pole to Pole Campaign. The objectives of the campaign are to raise awareness about global climate change and to encourage sustainable and nature friendly behaviour. Already more than 100 zoos and other institutions have signed up to join the campaign. Also you, your family and your colleagues can make a difference by registering for the Pull the Plug pledge.

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Tropical Month 2014 is dedicated to Insects and Climate Change


This is the twelfth year when February is the Tropical Month in the Riga Zoo. This year the main themes of the Tropical Month are insects and climate changes. In the Tropical house it will be possible to investigate the insect world, while in the Giraffe house the panda from the World Wide Fund for Nature will tell us about our impact on climate changes and how we can live more economically and be more nature friendly. However, in the zoo’s classroom it will be possible to participate in a creative workshop on how to make useful things out of useless things.

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