Activity at the Raptor Complex of Cīruļi


Meet the raptors at the Zoo's Affiliate Cīruļi! The pairs already feel the spring is near and become active. Meet Cinereous Cultures (Aegypius monachus), Golden Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos), Eurasian Eagle Owls (Bubo bubo), Snowy Owls (Bubo scandiacus), Bearded Vultures (Gypaetus barbatus), White-tailed Sea-eagles (Haliaeetus albicilla) and Honey Buzzards (Pernis apivorus) at the Cīruļi Raptor Breeding Complex.

On 16 November Affiliate Cīruļi reopens to the public again


After a month of lockdown, Affiliate Cīruļi reopens to the public on 16 November. Visitors are welcome again! 

Welcome to Animal Days in Affiliate Cīruļi


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 young in Grey Wolf family of Cīruļi


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!

Three 'plush' babies in Affiliate Cīruļi


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.

Vultures, eagles and eagle-owls already incubate eggs in Affiliate Cīruļi


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.

Lots of young born in Affiliate Cīruļi


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 in Affiliate Cīruļi


A lot of babies indeed! A "plush" calf of Highland Cattle, two calves of Domestic Yaks, and many more lambs, kids and calves.

Starting from 14 March 2020, Riga Zoo and Affiliate Cīruļi are closed to the public indefinitely


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.

Wolf pack inventory at Affiliate Cīruļi


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.

Bird Days at Ciruļi


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.

Six pups in the wolf family at Affiliate Cīruļi


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.

Rabbit Day at Cīruļi on 4 May


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'. 

Bird Days at Cīruļi on April 14 and 15


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.

Evening Tales at the Zoo's Affiliate Cīruļi


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.

Rabbit Day at Cīruļi on 6 May


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'.

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