On 12 and 13 October, the Animal Days will take place at the Zoo, to honor Riga Zoo's 107th Anniversary. During this event, people whose name or surname contains a name of an animal will be especially welcome to the Zoo. The event will take place both at the Riga Zoo and the Affiliate Cīruļi.
This spring the Grey Wolf pair at Cīruļi produced seven offspring (even more than it was thought before!). This was the second successful breeding of the young parents. The proud father, Ķoniņš comes from the wild (it was rehabilitated as an orphaned young at Cīruļi in 2016), the mother, Alize, comes from the zoo in Sweden. The wolf cubs of this year grew up within the wolf pack under the care of their parents and older siblings.
On 20 September a Moscow Zoo's photo exhibition named "Moscow Zoo in Photographs. The Golden Collection" was opened at Riga Zoo's Aquarium hall. This event was a part of the Days of Moscow in the Baltic countries that took place on 17–20 September in Tallinn, Riga and Daugavpils. The photo exhibition will be open to Riga Zoo's public for several months.
On 19 September at 11:00 and official agreement was signed that Riga Zoo would undertake the newly built African Savannah exhibit complex, to create the exhibits and move the animals there.
On Thursday 29 August at 13:15, the annual Galápagos Tortoises weighing event will take place already for the 19th time. The two giant tortoises, Čelsija and Trīne, will be weighed again, with the help of the event's patron, Raimonds Bergmanis, strongman, and Daumants Dreiškens, bobsledder and Olympic champion.
Do you know where a lion, a peacock, an owl, a deer are found in Riga? Many houses at Riga are decorated with animal figures. Riga Zoo invites you to observe the prototypes of these Riga's animals at the Zoo.
Riga Zoo now exhibits one of the smallest antelopes of the world, Kirk's Dik-dik (Madoqua kirkii). These animals can be seen at the African Savannah exhibit by the Zoo's Giraffe enclosure.
On 13 August the name-giving to Lynx kittens took place together with the Zoo Lynxes' godparents from Jēkabpils Municipality. The young Lynxes were named Jete, Jakobīne and Lūsija. On this occasion, Lynxes received a special treat, made of beef and decorated with quail eggs. Aivars Kraps, Jēkabpils Mayor, also presented a gift to the Lynxes family, balls of the Jēkabpils basketball team "Jēkabpils lūši" (Jēkabpils Lynxes).
Let's celebrate the Lion Month at the Zoo on 5–11 August! We call you to bring your leather ball (either football or volleyball, either new or used) to the Zoo, as a gift to the Zoo's African Lion pair, Kali and Tswanga, to promote their physical activities. All ball contributors will receive a Riga Zoo Yearbook 2018 with a signature of the Zoo's Director, Ingmārs Līdaka.
Thanks to the financial support provided by SIA Latvijas Mobilais telefons (LMT), the first animals to inhabit the new African Savannah exhibit, Elands, Impalas and Kirk's Dik-diks, have already arrived to the Zoo.
On 19 June at 12:00 two new exhibits will be opened at Riga Zoo. Both of them are dedicated to newcomers to Latvia's fauna.
Do you know
■ What Capybaras and Tapirs like to eat?
■ How long is the tongue of a Giraffe?
■ How agile the big and apparently clumsy Pelicans can really be?
■ What is the favorite snack of Reindeer?
■ How do Peccaries take their bath?
You will learn all of the above and also much more if you'll come and watch animal feeding shows at the Zoo.
When the events of Museum Night take place in the city, Riga Zoo invites visitors to its History Night in the evening of 18 May in cooperation with the Inquiry Service 1188. On 18 May the Zoo's ticket offices will be open until 22:00. Indoor exhibits will be open until 23:00, and it will be possible to walk the Zoo paths until 23:30.
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