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Riga Zoo

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Address: Meza prospekts 1, Riga 1014, Latvia
Phone Number: 7518409
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It's my second time in Riga's ZOO

I like Riga's ZOO, because it's very clean, there are signs where you can see one or another kind of animals. There are playground for children, places to eat, to rest, WC. It is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I like Riga's ZOO, because it's very clean, there are signs where you can see one or another kind of animals. There are playground for children, places to eat, to rest, WC. It is pleasant time spending :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great day out, not the biggest of zoo's but had nice collection of animals. The restaurant was over looking the water way, which was nice place too chill. Out side a walk in the woods while the kids took the pedal go carts finish the day off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

its not the biggest, but nice and very easy to find from of Riga the tram nr. 11 going to Zoo and stops in Mezaparks station, and Zoo is front across the road from station... f you go plan the visit for all day, because when you finish whit zoo you can enjoy the Mezaparks

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The zoo has a lot of different species. Both local animals and animals from other parts of the world are present. I was also pleased to see that it appears that the animals have larger areas to be in than some other zoos, even though some places still looked a bit small. We realised that the zoo is very easy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It's very easy (and cheap) to get to the zoo by tram (no. 11 and jump off at Mezaparks). Tickets to zoo were 6€/adult. There were some renovations going on but otherwise very clean and cozy zoo. Although it was really hot day when we visited at the zoo, all the animals were on sight. And for the people who... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Although I go back to Latvia frequently, I have not been to this zoo for a few years but I found it to be less than a compassionate home for animals. Latvia is a financially struggling country and I understand why it would be difficult to give animals all of the comfortable accommodations offered in more affluent countries. But in... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Parts of the zoo were very enjoyable but there were a couple of enclosures in which the animals seemed unhappy and perhaps their enclosures were too small.

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We payed 6 euros each to enter the zoo and it was money well-spent! The zoo was big and even though we visited it in the middle of July we did not find it crowded at all - there was definitely room for everyone! There were many animals to see and the public feeding of the hippos was amazing! We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Lots of interesting animals, clean and fun but sad to see the lone polar-bear and grizzly bear pacing back and forth. Not very appealing if you like animals. The polar bear seemed very apathinc and skinny and had no shade from the sun. Next door was a Grizzly(?) that was just pacing back and forth and looked bored. Would reccomend... More 

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Vihti, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Zoo was OK, almost all the animals could been seen.I think the main reason for it was that the cages were just too small. I dont know, maybe it has some limit for the zoo's that this zoo reaches but i felt bad for the animals. But if you dont think that, then it was OK place as you definitely... More 

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