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Riga Zoo

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Address: Meza prospekts 1, Riga 1014, Latvia
Phone Number: 7518409
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Compact and beautiful

I was very positively surprised, that the the area of the zoo was very small, but there vere many different exotic animals and their living conditions were great. Great value for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ivika S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very positively surprised, that the the area of the zoo was very small, but there vere many different exotic animals and their living conditions were great. Great value for money, lots of ice-cream stands, nice neighbourhood. The parking lot was very small and cost 4 euros, but it seemed, that one could also park on the streets around... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Latvia is small country but zoo was really very good! People who complains that animals have bad conditions -should go to Lithuanian Kaunas zoo and then talk :)

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Thank TomasAV
Minehead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large zoo that has been in existence for a very long time. Very reasonable priced entry and all animals seemed well cared for

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Thank samdaisytoby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course we love it when we're the only people and this day was perfect for that - even the animals were inside but luckily most were still available to see. Of course the bear stuck in a loop is a bit depressing to see, but the two huge Caymans were a highlight (do NOT hang your children over the... More 

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Thank Nathaniel F
Kempele, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant outdoors day at the Riga Zoo. Not all the animals from the brochure were actually there and some of them looked a little bit sad.. Still, cheap tickets and nice view at the lake!

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Thank Krisu91
Vantaa, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located within 10km distance from the town the Riga Zoo is an old one, like many European zoos. You can reach it with a tram (#11, 40 mins), but Taxi was the easiest for us (15-20 mins, and cost about 7-8 euros if you choose a cheap operator). Entrance fee was reasonable 6 euros but in my mind there was... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Money needs to be put into this zoo. Felt like crying the poor animals in small enclosures they all looked depressed. There smaller animals looked bit better

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

reasonable entry at 6 euro. lots of exhibits, some seemed cramped and unhappy particularly the brown bear. The tiger and polar bear were hiding on our visit, and the lion was out!

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Thank Zippy Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place for a day out with the kids, can get some great shots with the camera too. Some animals are brilliantly close. Excellent day

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Thank Matthew M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

It is a great zoo, what can I say. Before visiting, check feeding times at zoo's web page, you don't wanna miss a single moment. Take extra money for snacks, they are selling hotdogs, ice-cream and what not.

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