On 9 and 10 October, the Animal Days will take place both at the Zoo and Affiliate Cīruļi. During this event, people whose name or surname contains a name of an animal will get a 50% discount for the entry ticket.
Six Grey Wolf pups were born in Affiliate Cīruļi this May. Now, at five months of age, they look almost like other family members. But you'll recognize them: youngsters are still a trifle smaller that adults!
This May the Highland Cattle herd of the Zoo's Affiliate Cīruļi got three new animals. Three 'plush' calves were born, all of them females. Two of them are brown, the third, youngest one is almost completely white.
In Affiliate Cīruļi the spring is already felt in the life of inhabitants of the Raptor Breeding Complex. The nesting has started! Cinereous Vultures, Golden Eagles, White-tailed Sea-eagles and European Eagle-owls are already busy in their nests incubating their eggs.
This spring the Latvian Blue Cow group of Cīruļi already has two newcomers. Two calves have been born! The young, a female and a male, got names Kima and Kriptons. Latvian Black-headed Sheep got offspring as well. The sheep flock with lambs is already seen in the pasture at Cīruļi. Soon we expect our Romanov Sheep have lambs, too.
A lot of babies indeed! A "plush" calf of Highland Cattle, two calves of Domestic Yaks, and many more lambs, kids and calves.
On 13 March, considering the state of emergency declared in Latvia to limit the spread of Covid-19, the Board of SIA Rīgas Nacionālais zooloģiskais dārzs has decided to close both Riga Zoo and its Affiliate Cīruļi to the public starting from 14 March 2020 till further notice.
Riga Zoo employees will carry on with their duties.
This spring the Grey Wolf pair at Cīruļi produced seven offspring (even more than it was thought before!). This was the second successful breeding of the young parents. The proud father, Ķoniņš comes from the wild (it was rehabilitated as an orphaned young at Cīruļi in 2016), the mother, Alize, comes from the zoo in Sweden. The wolf cubs of this year grew up within the wolf pack under the care of their parents and older siblings.
This weekend, on 6–7 April from 12.00 to 15.00, the Woodpecker Workshop will take place near the Cīruļi bear exhibit. Everyone will have the opportunity to learn how to construct safe nest boxes for small cavity-nesting birds like tits, flycatchers and starlings.
A new, unrelated European Gray Wolf pair was created at the Zoo's Affiliate Cīruļi a year ago. The new family now cares for its first offspring. Six wolf pups were born on 12 May, 2018.
On Friday, 4 May, Rabbit Day will be taking place at Riga Zoo’s Affiliate Cīruļi in Kalvene. From 12:00 to 15:00 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'.
After successful Bird Days in Riga Zoo last weekend, the Woodpecker Workshop will travel to the Zoo's Affiliate Cīruļi, as wild tit and starling populations need a solution to their lodging problem in Western Latvia, too.
The gate of the Zoo's Affiliate Cīruļi will be open, too, offering discounts on the entrance fee to the Evening Tales event. On 20 May from 18:00 until 22:00, with the special 1188 coupon, you can get a 50% discount on the entrance fee.
On 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'.
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.
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