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“Much improved but still some way to go.”
Review of Riga Zoo

Riga Zoo
Ranked #21 of 229 things to do in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 5, 2014

I first visited the zoo in 1993. The memories still linger and, with some trepidation, I visited again this summer. The person in the ticket office was quite friendly. The paper zoo plan was not very user-friendly and did not seem to offer any logical route to cover the site. I was impressed by the new giraffe facility, the tropical house and some imaginative enclosures. But the changes were not everywhere. The polar bear (was it the one I saw before?) was bored out of its mind in a concrete desert. A lion lay sleeping, again in a largely desert enclosure. The two hippos were half-submerged in a pool of dirty smelly water and gave every appearance of having given up hope of more interesting life. The zoo is improved but still there is a lot of work needed to give all the animals good conditions. Toilet facilities for the humans also need improvement, please

Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We were almost completely alone in the park. No one else was there. The park itself is not to big, but got a fair variety of animals and lots to see. Cheap Entrance and a perfect place to kill of some time

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice zoo, average size, located in woody place near lake. Nice, naturel atmosphere, good interior and buildings. No dislikes, good place to rest and look to different animals.

Thank Raimonds R
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Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

We went two times. Entrance is 6E for adults. Not expensive. Zoo area is big but not like Berlin Zoo. For Riga, can say enough size and enough to show animals for kids.

Adults can see also animals and rest in simple restaurants and cafe. Do not expect luxury cafe and restaurant.

Some animals can not seen easily. And you have to be careful about instruction entrance about some season you can not see every animal.

You can not bring your bike or roller blade inside.

Thank Emre D
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you like animals, quiet stroll then you must visit Riga's zoo. There is lot of various animals, amazing view of lake and lot of attractions.
After visiting zoo you could spend your free time in Mezaparks.

Thank RokasR
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