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Visiting Riga Zoo

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If you're looking for a family friendly day out in Riga, then the Riga Zoo is a great idea. Riga Zoo tour is open all year round, offering visitors a chance to see its large collection of animals; from the smallest monkey in the world to the biggest bird. The flamingos, bears, tigers, giraffes, various residents of the reptile house, farm animals and many others are waiting for you and your family to visit.

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Visit Wild Animals At Riga Zoo

Visit Wild Animals At Riga Zoo



Riga ZOO SCHOOL offers guided tours and education sessions for groups. Guided tours are usually undertaken in Latvian and Russian. The zoo can also offer the majority of the guided tours in English on request. The education programs for school and kindergarten groups are designed according to the Latvian education system. The zoo provides education sessions in Latvian and Russian. You need a Riga Zoo ticket to be able to join this program. The guided tours must be booked in advanced and must have at least 10 participants.

2. Explore The Zoo

2. Explore The Zoo

After getting your Riga Zoo tickets, you will see the very first animals just beyond the gate, the flamingos standing on just one leg on one side and seals on the other. Guests can take any path they desire to see the rest of the zoo's various residents. Reindeer and the aquarium can be found to the right of the entrance, and the Southern Cassowary can be found to the left. Visitors can even spend some time with baby rabbits, piglets, and lambs at the Children's Zoo, which is home to several tradition Latvian home animals.

3.  Another Side Of The Zoo

3. Another Side Of The Zoo

A large section of the Riga Zoo is home to waterfowl, while another portion is occupied by the zoo's resident birds of prey, including condors and griffons. Visitors can find more exotic animals at the zoo's farthest end, including kangaroos jumping about, giraffes residing in a large house, and hippos lounging around on their habitat's terrace. The curious meerkats and ring-tailed lemurs are particular favorites among guests. Tigers can be seen by strolling through their exhibit, while bears often attract the attention of visitors. Many different insects and reptiles can be seen at the Tropical House, including a large number of amphibians, marmosets, crocodiles, and alligators. Make sure you see everything during your Riga Zoo tours.

Riga Zoo Tips and Tricks

How to Get Tickets?

Riga Zoo tickets can be purchased at the ticket office. They accept cash and credit card for your convenience. It is also possible to purchase Riga Zoo tickets online on their official website. Your e-tickets will be emailed to you and you must bring the printed tickets when visiting. Senior citizens, disabled visitors, and children under 4 years of age enter for free.

How To Get Around?

Riga Zoo tours are best done by walking. Walk inside and you'll see the first animals right behind the gate - marzipan-like flamingos standing on one leg and a family of seals on the other side of the road. You can take any road to look at the residents of the zoo. The zoo is also accessible by wheelchair for your convenience.

What Should I Wear?

Wear comfortable shoes to explore the zoo, you might spend the whole day here.

Riga Zoo Facts

Best Time to Visit

Riga Zoo tours are open all year round. It is an idea leisure and picnic place in summers. Winter nights at the Zoo are also a great opportunity to spend an hour in the fresh air watching animals both in outdoor and indoor environments



Will I Need a Guide?

You don't need a guide to do Riga Zoo tours. You should explore the zoo by yourself and have fun while doing it. There are signs everywhere to help you get around.

How To Get There?

The easiest way to go to Riga Zoo tickets office or entrance is by tram no 11. It will take you to the gate and when you get off the tram you should walk for a few meters to the ticket office. Bus no 9 and bus no 48 can also take you to the zoo.

Additional Info

It is prohibited to feed the animals. All animals receive specially prepared and balanced diets. Additional foods could cause them distress or make them ill. Do not use drones or similar electronic devices in or over the zoo. You are also not allowed to pick the plants and pet the animals (except at the Farmstead).