For travelers visiting the Latvian capital with kids, a trip to Riga Zoo is the perfect day out for the family. The hugely popular attraction houses animals from 50 different species and around 3000 animals, in addition to insects and invertebrates, making it a beloved spot for children and adults alike all year round. Springtime is a lively part of the year, with birds and animals singing to attract each other. Summertime is when most of the animal babies are born, while the autumn is when they learn the ways of life. During the winter you can explore indoor exhibits and attend the “Tropical Month” events in February.
Exotic animalsAnimal lovers and families will enjoy seeing the many exotic animals at the zoo, like giraffes wondering around the Giraffe House, farm animals at the Farmstead, flamingos, kangaroos, elephants and many endangered species roaming the grounds. During the summer months you have the opportunity to see interesting animal feeding shows.
Diversity and conservationEven though watching the beautiful animals is probably the main objective for most visitors, the zoo is more than just an attraction. It conducts important scientific and conservation work from owl migration research to reintroducing the European tree frog in Latvia and encouraging plant biodiversity. The zoo also aims to introduce and educate society about the diversity of the natural world.
Anyone planning to visit the zoo will be conveniently accommodated at the Radisson Blu Daugava Hotel in Riga. Located in the city center, the hotel is just a short drive from the Riga Zoo and close to all the major transport networks, making it a great place to stay for your holiday. Animal lovers will be pleased to know that the hotel has a welcoming attitude to pets. Guests will also appreciate the panoramic views and the hotel’s state-of-the-art facilities like the swimming pool, gym, spa and Panorama Bar and Restaurant.