Elmo the Reindeer has just shed its antlers!
2021.12.27.

Elmo the Reindeer bull shed its magnificent antlers during the night prior to 24 December, just before Christmas! The weight of the fallen set of antlers proved to be 7 kilograms exactly. After shedding the antlers, some red trace remains seen for some days at the pedicles, but that does not cause any discomfort for to the animal. After just a couple of months new antlers will start to grow.

During Winter Nights event at the Zoo, until 9 January each evening at 19:30, the Forest Reindeer group will enjoy the supper of reindeer lichens from Finland. The costs of these meals are covered by Zoo friends that donate EUR 20.00. Every supporter joins the lottery. The winner will receive the set of Elmo's this season's antlers. Read more about the lottery here.

The Winter Nights at the Zoo this year will continue until 9 January. During Winter Nights, from 16:00 to 19:00 there will be an entrance fee discount for adults (the ticket will cost EUR 5.00). Zoo ticket offices will be open until 19:00, animal indoor exhibits will be open until 20:00, and you will be welcome to have a walk around the Zoo until 21:00. Please remember that Riga Zoo works in the green regime as an epidemiologically safe environment. Therefore visitors are required to present a valid EU Covid-19 certificate at the Zoo's ticket offices.

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