The two African Lion cubs, born on 31 May, now are already reached the age of 2.5 months. They develop well and spend their time playing in the outdoor area of the Lion House, and many Zoo visitors have already met them. Now it's the time to give the playful babies the names! So now the Zoo, together with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, announces the lion cub naming contest!
With the support of the Latvian Environmental Protection Fund (Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia) five interactive education panels have been installed at the Zoo. Now Zoo visitors can learn more about five invasive animal species.
Vakilija, the young female Baringo Giraffe that arrived from Austria to Riga not so long ago, celebrates her birthday. That is a rather peaceful and silent birthday party since the newcomer still adapts to her new house and has not started to accept guests yet. However, she has already had her birthday meal and enjoyed that very much. The today's meal was paid by Asne Beķere who was the first to respond to Zoo's call to support Vakilija with donations of EUR 25 covering a day's ration of a Giraffe. Even more, the meals of Tuesday and Wednesday are ready as well, thanks to the support of Inese Dudareva and Vineta Daņiļeviča.
Zoo visitors would like to feed the animals at the Zoo. However, to avoid the overfeeding and health problems, that is not allowed. We are thankful to those many visitors who understand and follow these rules. Still, you can support the feeding of Zoo animals like Vakilija, the young female Giraffe that arrived to our Zoo on 22 July. Soon, on 9 August, Vakilija will celebrate her birthday.
Two African Lion babies, born on 31 May at Riga Zoo, have just reached 2 months of age. They are healthy and are developing well. Now they spend most of the day, especially the afternoon, at the outdoors exhibit of the Lion House, playing together and exploring the enclosure.
Terrarium, Aquarium and Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Hall now are all reopened to the public. The opening hours there is as always from 10:00–19:00. Still, to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we ask you to be responsible and follow the safety precautions.
On 26 July a female Baringo Giraffe arrived from Zoo Schmiding, Austria. The newcomer, almost 2 years old Vakilija (Wakilia) (b. 9.08.2019) will join her new mate, the 14 years old Riga Zoo's male Baringo Giraffe, Kimi (b. 24.07.2007) at the Zoo's Giraffe House.
On 21 July a baby was born to the rarest of South American camelid species, Vicuñas. A Vicuña calf was born on the afternoon, in full sight of the Zoo public. A few days before, Grey Crowned Crane pair hatched a chick.
The Zoo's Tropical House is open to the public again. Its opening hours is as always from 10:00–18:45. Still, to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we ask you to be responsible and follow the safety precautions.
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