When the events of Museum Night take place in the city, Riga Zoo invites visitors to its History Night in the evening of 20 May in cooperation with the Inquiry Service 1188. Riga National Zoological Garden will be marking its 105th anniversary this autumn. Over these years, the Zoo has seen many periods of prosperity but it has been through some crises, too.
Just before Animal Family Days, which will take place at the Zoo this weekend, the Hungarian Steppe Cattle family has welcomed another baby. Now there are seven big, light grey adults and already two small, sand-colored calves in the paddock. The older calf already plays and jumps around while his younger brother still spends most of its time lying in the sand.
03/05/2017On Saturday, 6 May, Rabbit Day will be taking place at Riga Zoo’s Affiliate Cīruļi in Kalvene. From 12.00 to 14.00 the rabbit collection of 'Kalvenes trusis' rabbit farm will be presented. 'Kalvenes trusis' is a member of Latvian Small Animal Breeders Association, 'Trusis un Citi'.
Native amphibians and reptiles did not like this year's long and cold spring very much. Still, you can already meet an occasional frog, toad, snake or lizard in warmer and sunny places. Not everyone likes these neighbors of ours, so it is worth learning more about them. To let visitors learn more about these animals, Riga Zoo organizes Latvian Amphibian an Reptile Days for the fifth year already. The educational workshop "Learn More about Latvian Toads" will take place at the Zoo's Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Hall on 29 and 30 April from 12.00 to 15.00.
After successful Bird Days in Riga Zoo last weekend, the Woodpecker Workshop will travel to the Zoo's Affiliate Cīruļi for the third year already, as wild tit and starling populations need a solution to their lodging problem in Western Latvia, too.
Bird Day events will be taking place at Riga Zoo this weekend, 1–2 April. Since weather forecasts are favourable for this weekend, you are welcome to meet zoo animals as well as to join educational and practical activities.
The period of time between late January and early March is the time when seal pups are born and the next offspring are conceived.On 28 January, Riga Zoo's female Grey Seal, Krista, gave birth to her first baby, a healthy seal pup in soft and silky white fur.
One of Riga Zoo's long lasting traditions is the Tropical Month which is organized each February. On Saturdays and Sundays of February 2017, visitors are welcome to join events and activities of the 15th Tropical Month in Zoo's Tropical House. This year the focus will be on the best and most hardworking architect and builder in animal life – the Ant! Together we will explore the ants, their life, their amazing homes, their role in ecosystems and the diversity of ant species.
Tamandua or Lesser Anteater, is an anteater species that dwells in trees. In 2016, a Southern Tamandua baby was born in Riga Zoo for the first time.
Three Riga Zoo's Spoonbill pairs have hatched chicks.