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Ranua Zoo

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Address: Rovaniementie 29, Ranua 97700, Finland
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+358 16 3551921
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Arctic zoo

We have spent about 4 hours at this Zoo. Collection for this zoo are different from other zoo because all animal was only can find in Arctic i.e Polar bear, Arctic owl, Arctic fox... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Robert K
Penang, Malaysia
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Penang, Malaysia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have spent about 4 hours at this Zoo. Collection for this zoo are different from other zoo because all animal was only can find in Arctic i.e Polar bear, Arctic owl, Arctic fox and many more. Is worth to visit to this unique zoo. After visiting the zoo, we also having the buffet lunch at the restaurant before departure... More 

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 hours walking round this well laid out zoo. Very good collection of owls, a golden eagle, beavers, brown bears, a cute baby polar bear and parents, wolves, wolverine, Lynx, arctic fox, etc. It would have been an enjoyable walk around the woods in the sunshine even without the animals! Well worth the drive down from Rovaniemi.

Thank AHLS
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got on the bus (costs 15.50 euros each way) and arrived at the zoo in the morning. Zoo is 17 euros for one adult, and worth every cent. It was a super cold day but there was sunshine so all the bears were out playing. If the animals didn't like the cold you could see them in their warmer... More 

1 Thank Peta M
Boliden, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ranua Zoo was on my bucket list for a while, as an interesting place to meet the wildlife in Arctic. When I found out that the new bear cub had been born, I just could not wait any longer. So much cuteness! Besides the bears, there are lots of other animals (muskoxes, reindeers, moose, eagles, owls, beavers...). In comparison with... More 

Thank Ana L
Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

I did this on a private trip from Rovaniemi. They picked me up and we drove the 100 Kms or so to Ranua and its zoo. A very extensive zoo with lots of Arctic animals, birds etc. not a great fan of zoos, but this one has mostly big enclosures (not short of otherwise useless land in this area) and... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Great zoo with plenty of animals, we visited in winter so as expected some animals were not keen to be out and about. There were enough animals to be seen though, and there were peek-holes into some of the dens so you could spy on some of the animals. The family of baby beavers were just fabulous. The icy walkways... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 6, 2017

Came in the winter and all the animals were nowhere to be seen. Very hard to get to, the public transport was unreliable and all of the kiosks and toilets inside were closed.

Thank Yochi23
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273 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017

I am not certain why this wonderful place is called a ZOO....apart from the fact that it IS "an establishment which maintains a collection of wild animals for display to the public"....to me that image falls WAY short of what you will find at Wildlife Park in Ranua! Finland has SPACE....lots of space....and this is given to all the many... More 

1 Thank FRANCES39A
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Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

This zoo is one of the best i have ever seen. We can see the animals that are happy and healthy. The enclosures are not small like in some other zoo. We spend some time with the animals keeper wich was a great expérience and we learned a lot about every animal. You should really come and see this wonderful... More 

Thank Alysson T
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed March 3, 2017

The Zoo will take about 2-2.5 hours to get through. With every turn though, we had something exciting to see. While the polar bear was the big hit for my kids, we were also entranced by the owls and other birds, the foxes, wolves, etc. The staff who works there was great too, giving us information about the animals and... More 

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