The period of time between late January and early March is the time when seal pups are born and the next offspring are conceived.On 28 January, Riga Zoo's female Grey Seal, Krista, gave birth to her first baby, a healthy seal pup in soft and silky white fur.
One of Riga Zoo's long lasting traditions is the Tropical Month which is organized each February. On Saturdays and Sundays of February 2017, visitors are welcome to join events and activities of the 15th Tropical Month in Zoo's Tropical House. This year the focus will be on the best and most hardworking architect and builder in animal life – the Ant! Together we will explore the ants, their life, their amazing homes, their role in ecosystems and the diversity of ant species.
Tamandua or Lesser Anteater, is an anteater species that dwells in trees. In 2016, a Southern Tamandua baby was born in Riga Zoo for the first time.
Three Riga Zoo's Spoonbill pairs have hatched chicks.
With Christmas time and New Year Eve approaching, it’s time for a great tradition – Winter Nights at the Zoo. From December 16 to January 29 you are welcome to visit the Zoo in the dusk and find out more about animals' night habits. The event is supported by Inquiry Service 1188.
On December 19, two young Lynxes, Hercogs and Lūsija, will start their journey from Riga Zoo to Oji Zoo in Kobe, the sister city of Riga.
Until the end of August (the 28th of August), Riga Zoo will host a travelling exhibition dedicated to the great bittern.
From August 12 to 14, the Riga City Festival events will take place also in Riga Zoo. We have prepared different tasks for our visitors and also ‒ in collaboration with Inquiry service 1188 ‒ we're offering discounts on the entrance tickets.
The summer is in full swing — wherever you go, you can hear buzzing and humming, chirping and squeaking. In the house of the amphibians and reptiles of Latvia, it is possible to see the bumblebee colony provided by the company A.M. Ozoli. Moreover, there is also the bee hotel that has already been occupied by many bees. Thus, one can see different kinds of bees both in nature and the zoo. Therefore, this weekend, on June 11 and 12, Riga Zoo will be organizing Bumblebee Days!
On Monday, May 23, late in the evening, 14 Humboldt penguins arrived to Riga Zoo from several zoos all over Europe. They will be staying here for a quarantine period of 3 months, until the beginning of September, before being sent to Asia. The Flamingo house has been adapted as a quarantine facility and it allows the visitors of the zoo to see the unusual guests all summer long. The zoo staff, on the other hand, will have an opportunity to gain new experience and expand professional knowledge, while taking care of one of the world's most endangered bird species.