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Riga Zoo

Address: Meza prospekts 1, Riga 1014, Latvia
Phone Number: 7518409
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Ranked #17 of 88 Activities in Riga
Certificate of Excellence 2014

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I've visited quite a few zooes in different countries. In my opinion, Riga Zoo is one of the best. It's fairly compact but well organized and fun to explore. Also, it feels as animals are really well taken care of. A nice place to visit with children.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

A good zoo in a lovely setting. Interesting range of animals with signs in English throughout. Informative and enjoyable two hours. Easily accessed by tram 11.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

We went on a rainy weekday afternoon, think we only saw three other people, but it was out of season. We had a walk around not really caring what animals we saw, so I would be a surprise when we got there! There were some great animals, new animal enclosures for the wolves and the giraffe house are brilliant to... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Too many peacock fowl, but very Nice zoo! I loved the secretary birds especially. The ride there is cheap by tram. Student discount.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

It was a smaller zoo than many I've been to , but I thought that the reptile tunnel was amazing and still was a lot of animals to see , also was cheap to get into . Also wheelchair friendly, had no serious issues .. meerkats was really the only animal unable to see for wheelchair users .

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Tampere, Finland
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Riga Zoo was an exciting place to spend a few hours and the entrance fee was only 6€ per adult which was extremely less than what we were expecting (and willing to pay). Parking fir the whole day costs 3€. Lots of animals incl. Hippos, giraffes, monkeys, meerkat and so many others. There are worse ways to spend your 6€!

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

You get very close to the animals, unlike in many other Zoos. In many cases, there is only a cage between you and the animals/birds, not a fence and then a cage. There is not a lot of rare animals, but enough to make the Zoo a worthwhile trip. Zebras, Wild Boar, and horses approach you at the edge of... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Riga zoo is relatively cheap as far as zoo prices go Its very clean and has a nice atmosphere. Animal wise, they do have a nice, varied amount but its not as big as any other "proper zoos" or safari parks I've been to in the rest of Europe. There is also many parts of the zoo that aren't sign... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Don't be on a hurry, take your time and enjoy the zoo. I liked Riga's zoo, there are many kinds of animals, birds and terrarium. There is an inclosure where you can pat sheeps and goats. All over in the zoo there are pointers which shows the way to animal you want to see. Recomended for children and adults :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Riga zoo is a lovely, well-laid out amenity on the edge of the city. Set in parkland, there is plenty of space for both animals and visitors. My favourite place was the nocturnal room where, in darkness, the insects and animals are going about their business. Watching the ant colony cutting up leaves, and transporting them across water and perspex... More 

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