Riga City Festival in the Zoo


During Riga City Festival from 18 to 20 August, Riga Zoo invite the zoo visitors to learn more on turtle life. The special work sheets are available at the Zoo entrance. In collaboration with Inquiry Service 1188, we are offering a discount on the Zoo entrance fee during the Riga City Festival. 

Ventina leaves for Warsaw Zoo


On 13 June, Ventina, the Riga Zoo's Grey Seal young will depart for Warsaw Zoo, Poland. Ventina was born in the Zoo on 28 January. Riga Zoo's Grey Seals are supported by Ventspils City Council.

Bumblebee Days at Riga Zoo on 10–11 June


The summer is in full swing – wherever you go, you can hear buzzing and humming, chirping and squeaking. Nu doubt, it's time to learn more about another of our neighbors, the Bumblebee. This weekend, on 10 and 11 June Bumblebee Days will take place in Riga Zoo for the fifth time already. In the Zoo's Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Hall, you can see the Bumblebee colony provided by A.M. Ozoli.

Animal feeding shows to start again this summer


As each summer, from 1 June  to 31 August, the visitors will have an opportunity to watch animal feeding shows at the Zoo. Feeding shows will take place every day from 11:45 to 14:15, except 23 and 24 June. Note that shows can be canceled due to heavy rain or if there have been important changes in animals' life.

Meet Lynx kittens on History Night at the Zoo


When the events of Museum Night take place in the city, Riga Zoo invites visitors to its History Night in the evening of 20 May in cooperation with the Inquiry Service 1188. Riga National Zoological Garden will be marking its 105th anniversary this autumn. Over these years, the Zoo has seen many periods of prosperity but it has been through some crises, too. 

Animal Family Days at the Zoo on 13–14 May


Just before Animal Family Days, which will take place at the Zoo this weekend, the Hungarian Steppe Cattle family has welcomed another baby. Now there are seven big, light grey adults and already two small, sand-colored calves in the paddock. The older calf already plays and jumps around while his younger brother still spends most of its time lying in the sand.

Learn more about Latvian toads on 29–30 April


Native amphibians and reptiles did not like this year's long and cold spring very much. Still, you can already meet an occasional frog, toad, snake or lizard in warmer and sunny places. Not everyone likes these neighbors of ours, so it is worth learning more about them. To let visitors learn more about these animals, Riga Zoo organizes Latvian Amphibian an Reptile Days for the fifth year already. The educational workshop "Learn More about Latvian Toads" will take place at the Zoo's Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Hall on 29 and 30 April from 12.00 to 15.00.  

Bird Days at Riga Zoo under the sign of the Owl


Bird Day events will be taking place at Riga Zoo this weekend, 1–2 April. Since weather forecasts are favourable for this weekend, you are welcome to meet zoo animals as well as to join educational and practical activities.

Name giving for a Zoo seal pup


On 3 March, a name giving to a seal pup will take place in Riga Zoo together with representatives from Ventspils City Council, the Nature Conservation Agency, and the media.

A seal pup born in Riga Zoo


The period of time between late January and early March is the time when seal pups are born and the next offspring are conceived. On 28 January, Riga Zoo's female Grey Seal, Krista, gave birth to her first baby, a healthy seal pup in soft and silky white fur.

Tropical Month at the Zoo


One of Riga Zoo's long lasting traditions is the Tropical Month which is organized each February. On Saturdays and Sundays of February 2017, visitors are welcome to join events and activities of the 15th Tropical Month in Zoo's Tropical House. This year the focus will be on the best and most hardworking architect and builder in animal life – the Ant! Together we will explore the ants, their life, their amazing homes, their role in ecosystems and the diversity of ant species. 

The first Tamandua baby born in Riga Zoo


Tamandua or Lesser Anteater, is an anteater species that dwells in trees. In 2016, a Southern Tamandua baby was born in Riga Zoo for the first time

Spoonbill chicks in the Zoo again


Three Riga Zoo's Spoonbill pairs have hatched chicksThere are six babies of different sizes, the smallest with tiny bills, the largest with already spoon-like bills like those of their parents. The chicks from the first nest are already preparing to fledge and start an independent life.

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