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Bumblebee Days at Riga Zoo on 10–11 June

07/06/2017

The summer is in full swing – wherever you go, you can hear buzzing and humming, chirping and squeaking. Nu doubt, it's time to learn more about another of our neighbors, the Bumblebee. This weekend, on 10 and 11 June Bumblebee Days will take place in Riga Zoo for the fifth time already. In the Zoo's Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Hall, you can see the Bumblebee colony provided by A.M. Ozoli.

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Animal feeding shows to start again this summer

02/06/2017

As each summer, from 1 June  to 31 August, the visitors will have an opportunity to watch animal feeding shows at the Zoo. Feeding shows will take place every day from 11:45 to 14:15, except 23 and 24 June. Note that shows can be canceled due to heavy rain or if there have been important changes in animals' life.

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Meet Lynx kittens on History Night at the Zoo

16/05/2017

When the events of Museum Night take place in the city, Riga Zoo invites visitors to its History Night in the evening of 20 May in cooperation with the Inquiry Service 1188. Riga National Zoological Garden will be marking its 105th anniversary this autumn. Over these years, the Zoo has seen many periods of prosperity but it has been through some crises, too.

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Animal Family Days at the Zoo on 13–14 May

09/05/2017

Just before Animal Family Days, which will take place at the Zoo this weekend, the Hungarian Steppe Cattle family has welcomed another baby. Now there are seven big, light grey adults and already two small, sand-colored calves in the paddock. The older calf already plays and jumps around while his younger brother still spends most of its time lying in the sand.

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Rabbit Day at Cīruļi on 6 May

03/05/2017

On Saturday, 6 May, Rabbit Day will be taking place at Riga Zoo’s Affiliate Cīruļi in Kalvene. From 12.00 to 14.00 the rabbit collection of 'Kalvenes trusis' rabbit farm will be presented. 'Kalvenes trusis' is a member of Latvian Small Animal Breeders Association, 'Trusis un Citi'.

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Learn more about Latvian toads on 29–30 April

25/04/2017

Native amphibians and reptiles did not like this year's long and cold spring very much. Still, you can already meet an occasional frog, toad, snake or lizard in warmer and sunny places. Not everyone likes these neighbors of ours, so it is worth learning more about them. To let visitors learn more about these animals, Riga Zoo organizes Latvian Amphibian an Reptile Days for the fifth year already. The educational workshop "Learn More about Latvian Toads" will take place at the Zoo's Latvian Amphibian and Reptile Hall on 29 and 30 April from 12.00 to 15.00

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Bird Days at Cīruļi on April 8 and 9

05/04/2017

After successful Bird Days in Riga Zoo last weekend, the Woodpecker Workshop will travel to the Zoo's Affiliate Cīruļi for the third year already, as wild tit and starling populations need a solution to their lodging problem in Western Latvia, too.

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Bird Days at Riga Zoo under the sign of the Owl

29/03/2017

Bird Day events will be taking place at Riga Zoo this weekend, 1–2 April. Since weather forecasts are favourable for this weekend, you are welcome to meet zoo animals as well as to join educational and practical activities.

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A seal pup born in Riga Zoo

09/02/2017

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.

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Tropical Month at the Zoo

01/02/2017

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.

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