Moscow Zoo's photo exhibition at Riga Zoo


On 20 September a Moscow Zoo's photo exhibition named "Moscow Zoo in Photographs. The Golden Collection" was opened at Riga Zoo's Aquarium hall. This event was a part of the Days of Moscow in the Baltic countries that took place on 17–20 September in Tallinn, Riga and Daugavpils. The photo exhibition will be open to Riga Zoo's public for several months.

African Savannah exhibit ready for inhabitants


On 19 September at 11:00 and official agreement was signed that Riga Zoo would undertake the newly built African Savannah exhibit complex, to create the exhibits and move the animals there.

Zoo's Galápagos tortoises to be weighed on 29 August


On Thursday 29 August at 13:15, the annual Galápagos Tortoises weighing event will take place already for the 19th time. The two giant tortoises, Čelsija and Trīne, will be weighed again, with the help of the event's patron, Raimonds Bergmanis, strongman, and Daumants Dreiškens, bobsledder and Olympic champion.

Animals at the urban environment of Riga


Do you know where a lion, a peacock, an owl, a deer are found in Riga? Many houses at Riga are decorated with animal figures. Riga Zoo invites you to observe the prototypes of these Riga's animals at the Zoo.

Kirk's Dik-dik, a new species in Riga Zoo


Riga Zoo now exhibits one of the smallest antelopes of the world, Kirk's Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii). These animals can be seen at the African Savannah exhibit by the Zoo's Giraffe enclosure.

Name-giving to Lynx kittens together with Jēkabpils


On 13 August the name-giving to Lynx kittens took place together with the Zoo Lynxes' godparents from Jēkabpils Municipality. The young Lynxes were named Jete, Jakobīne and Lūsija. On this occasion, Lynxes received a special treat, made of beef and decorated with quail eggs. Aivars Kraps, Jēkabpils Mayor, also presented a gift to the Lynxes family, balls of the Jēkabpils basketball team "Jēkabpils lūši" (Jēkabpils Lynxes).

Lion Month at the Zoo: A Call to donate balls to the Zoo's Lions


Let's celebrate the Lion Month at the Zoo on 5–11 August! We call you to bring your leather ball (either football or volleyball, either new or used) to the Zoo, as a gift to the Zoo's African Lion pair, Kali and Tswanga, to promote their physical activities. All ball contributors will receive a Riga Zoo Yearbook 2018 with a signature of the Zoo's Director, Ingmārs Līdaka.

The first animals to inhabit the new African Savannah exhibit


Thanks to the financial support provided by SIA Latvijas Mobilais telefons (LMT), the first animals to inhabit the new African Savannah exhibit, Elands, Impalas and Kirk's Dik-diks, have already arrived to the Zoo.

Two seal young to be released into Baltic Sea


On 12 July at 12:00, two young Grey Seals will be released into the sea about 15 miles off the coast of Ventspils. They will be transported to the release area by the dive boat Neptūns.

Saved seal pups leave for their new home


Today two rehabilitated Grey Seals start their way from Riga to Belgrad Zoo, Serbia. Both of them were found on sea coast as exhausted small seal pups this March and brought to the Zoo to give them the second life.

Two new exhibits of invasive species to be opened on 19 June


On 19 June at 12:00 two new exhibits will be opened at Riga Zoo. Both of them are dedicated to newcomers to Latvia's fauna.

Animal feeding show season starts again


Do you know

■ What Capybaras and Tapirs like to eat?
■ How long is the tongue of a Giraffe?
■ How agile the big and apparently clumsy Pelicans can really be?
■ What is the favorite snack of Reindeer?
■ How do Peccaries take their bath?

You will learn all of the above and also much more if you'll come and watch animal feeding shows at the Zoo.

History Night at the Zoo on 18 May


When the events of Museum Night take place in the city, Riga Zoo invites visitors to its History Night in the evening of 18 May in cooperation with the Inquiry Service 1188. On 18 May the Zoo's ticket offices will be open until 22:00. Indoor exhibits will be open until 23:00, and it will be possible to walk the Zoo paths until 23:30.

A special offer to the Zoo visitors in May


Riga Zoo, together with the Inquiry Service 1188, offers various discounts for visitors of Riga Zoo and Affiliate Cīruļi this May.

Animal Family Days at the Zoo on 11 and 12 May


On 12–13 May you are welcome to Animal Family Days at the Zoo.

This year we invite you to join the photo orienteering game. The map with points and photos is available at the Zoo's box offices, or you can download it here. At each point you will be able to learn more on animal families and how the parents care for their babies.

A Zebra baby born at the Zoo


A Chapman's Zebra foal was born on 7 May. Its first walk outdoors took place already on the second day of its life. The baby spends time together with its mother, Danija.

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