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Ranua Zoo

Address: Rovaniementie 29, Ranua 97700, Finland
Phone Number: 358 16 355 1921
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Ranua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Wonderfull to visit even in Winter. The Zoo is placed perfectly into nature. Most Animals are to be seen during winter too. Can highly recommend a visit.

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Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Very easy to find. Which was very important for my English husband who never drove in the snow before and was stressed all the time. I'd say the price is a bit too much. But there we go. Take sledge by the entrance and go ahead. Lovely spacious zoo, animals have huge grounds. Nice to watch them. Enjoyed it immensely!... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Nice and spacious zoo. They do a lot for the animals. And care much for them. They also help harmed or injured animals. When they are recovered they give them back their freedom (if possible).

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Tallinn, Estonia
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It is not first time we are here with family, but first time during winter. Nice time spent here during Christmas. Polar bears and not many other animals were outside, but some were inside of houses. Birds were inside worm houses. Outside was -24'C, so for the visitors some open fire was arranged. No snacks or food during winter time,... More 

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260 reviews 260 reviews
203 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We visited during Xmas as part of a 4 day tour in Lapland. We had a guide who put out food so we did get to see the Polar Bear (1) - the second was resting after giving birth - cub didn't survive. We also got to see a beaver (asleep in their den) boar, buffalo like animal, some lynx,... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went with my family over Christmas.It was sold to us by the polar bears which we wanted to see,nobody told us that the Bears may not come out.We paid £125 each and when we got there we were told the brown bears were hibernating.this fact was fine but should of been told when booking.When we got to the polar bears... More 

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Bristol, Uk
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The zoo was an interesting experience. We visited twice, once in a group with a guide and once on our own and both times were good. It was a definite first, walking around a wildlife park in the dark, but it was fascinating. The environment is excellent, with the surrounding forest becoming part of the zoo itself and lending a... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A nice, well laid out zoo.. Wasn't crowded and allowed us to spend a lot of time photographing the animals. Friendly staff. A great way to spend a few hours looking specifically at Arctic animals.

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Sydney, Australia
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26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The best place to see all the native and arctic animals at this zoo. It's only an hour drive from Rovaniemi and it's an easy drive down. The zoo was little but yet very well planned. Love to see the owls and polar bear and brown bear. We're two adults but we have a fantastic time there!

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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing to see a zoo with only arctic animals in it. The personal was very nice. You can rent a push chair for only 1€. I never recognized that there are so many different owls. Amazing. It is a not too big zoo. Very good with little children. Our dog could stay in a "dog parking area" and got some... More 

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