There are lots of babies at the Zoo this spring! In the new African animal exhibits in the Terrarium House, Grey Parrots, Meerkats and Rock Hyraxes have babies. And not only them! The white Pony mother has a black foal, and Ring-tailed Lemurs have got twins. You are welcome to come and see!
Cinereous Vulture pair has already started to build its nest. The work will continue for some more weeks, and visitors now are welcome to observe this vultures' family business.
After about a month, birds will start to incubate the egg. To ensure there's no disturbance during this responsible process, as each breeding season, the gate to the Zoo's large bird of prey enclosures will be closed to the public for a couple of months.
One of Riga Zoo's long lasting traditions is the Tropical Month which is organized each February. On Saturdays and Sundays of February, visitors are welcome to join events and activities of the 16th Tropical Month in Zoo's Tropical House.
Together with the Inquiry Service 1188, Riga Zoo offer various discounts in February 2018.
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The Winter Nights at Riga Zoo took place from December 15 to Sunday, January 28. The event was supported by Inquiry Service 1188.
The most observant Zoo visitors have already noticed a young in the new Hyrax and Meerkat exhibit in Terrarium house. The female Rock Hyrax baby was born on December 14, 2017. Rock Hyrax offspring are well developed at birth and active already in their young age.
On 10 January the much needed wildlife quarantine facilities were reopened in Riga Zoo. Reconstruction works were possible thanks to the financial help of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development of the Republic of Latvia, and Latvian Environmental Protection Fund.
Thanks to visitor interest, the Winter Nights in Riga Zoo are organized every year. In December 2017, 14,315 visitors arrived to the Zoo, setting a new Zoo attendance record in December.
Naked Mole-rats (Heterocephalus glaber) are exhibited in Riga Zoo for the first time. The family group of this unique mammal species which social life resembles the life of ants, bees and wasps, is seen in the Zoo's new Terrarium exhibit.
On December 21, new exhibits will be opened in Riga Zoo. Another part of Terrarium is to be opened to the public after reconstruction. The works were supported by sms.credit.lv.
December is a time for a great traditional event at the Zoo. The Winter Nights at the Riga Zoo will take place from December 15 to January 28. The event is supported by Inquiry Service 1188.
On 7 and 8 October, the annual Animal Days took place at the Zoo. Despite not so pleasant weather conditions, many visitors attended the Zoo. 283 visitors with animal names in their surnames and names were recorded, including names in various languages and grammatical forms.
On 7 and 8 October, the Animal Days will take place at the Zoo. During this event, people whose name or surname contains a name of an animal are especially welcome to the Zoo – they will get a 50% discount for the entry to the Zoo. The event will take place both at the Riga Zoo and the affiliate Cīruļi.
On 23 and 24 September a health education event for families will take place in Riga Zoo at 12:00–16:00. During the event, the medical nurses from the Children's Clinical University Hospital will perform weight and length measurements of children, consult families on children health and provide informative booklets.
On 31 August Riga Zoo's Galapagos Tortoise annual weighing event took place for the 17th time already. The task was carried out by the event's patron, Raimonds Bergmanis, the current Minister of Defence of Latvia. This year he was joined by Wade Rutland, Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel, Commander of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Latvia.
On 31 August at 15:30, the annual Galapagos Tortoises weighing event will take place. The event's patron, Raimonds Bergmanis, the current Minister of Defence of Latvia, will be joined by Wade Rutland, Canadian Lieutenant-Colonel, Commander of NATO's enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup in Latvia.
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