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Latvian Reptile Days 2014

15/04/2014

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

03/04/2014

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

19/03/2014

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

14/03/2014

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!

24/02/2014

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

30/01/2014

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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Tiger Pans Janeks returns to the home of his ancestors

17/01/2014

The Riga Zoological garden has supported the conservation of Siberian tigers and participated in European breeding program for tigers for more than 20 years. Taking part in the breeding programme and successfully pairing up these big cats in captivity is a difficult task that needs time, patience and some more patience. In 1998, a tiger house suitable for keeping and breeding tigers was built. However, for several years the attempts to pair up tigers were unsuccessful.

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Winter Nights and new additions to the zoo family

16/01/2014

Even though winter has reached Latvia only just now, the Winter Nights have been running in the zoo for more than a month already. If you want to see what happens in the zoo in the evenings, hurry up! The Winter Nights will continue until January 26 and until then the entrance fee to the zoo from 16:00 to 19:00 will be only 2 euros. So far (from December 13 to January 16) more than 9000 people have visited the zoo in the evenings.

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Winter Nights begin at December 13

13/12/2013

For the fifth year already, the Riga Zoo organizes the Winter Nights when the visitors are welcome to visit the beautifully lighted zoo in the late hours of the day. Every step will bring you something interesting: the lighted paths will guide your way among the enclosures and buildings, the crackling bonfire will keep you warm, and the twilight will encourage you to listen to the voices of animals. Some animal families have also prepared a little something for the visitors to see: the families of rock cavies, bushbabies, marmosets and black lemurs have little furry babies. Also the regular visitors of the zoo are in for a treat because there is an addition to the nocturnal animal display of the Tropical house – the bushy-tailed jird.

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Monkeys born at the zoo

20/11/2013

While the people of Latvia are cursing about the dreadful autumn weather, spring is celebrated in South America. The South American animals in the Riga Zoo also feel like in spring and, thus, lively baby animals are born during the Latvian autumn.

Twins have been born to a family of common marmosets, but one offspring has been born to a family of Douroucouli.

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