Riga Zoological garden was established on 14 October 1912 but preparation works stated already in 1908.
At the moment of opening the museum had 88 animals species.
Many of the animals and the building of the zoological garden itself were received thanks to the support of the society. Animals very given by business people, ship captains and other privat persons. For example the Emperor Nicholas II gave a pair of aurochs, but the first elefant was given by a mister Zirins and Hibnera company.
Only in 1914 the zoo welcomed 534 new inhabitants.
Now there are around 3000 animals representing 430 species in the Riga Zoological garden (of course excluding insects and other spineless).
Several recent facts and events are important to highlight:
A visit to Riga Zoological Garden will provide you with unforgettable impression and emotions.
|Children(from 4 to 18 years)
(presentation of certificate)
2 adults +2 children
or 1 adult +3 children
|Additional ticket for a child||2.00 €|
(minimum 10 people)
Persons who accompany
people with 1. gr. disabilities
|Children under 4 years of age
Pensioners aged 70 or over
During the summer 10.00 - 18.00
In winter 10.00 - 16.00
Vasarā 11.00 - 18.45
Ziemā 11.00 - 16.45
The other exposure:
During the summer 10.00 - 19.00
In winter 10.00 - 17.00
|Address: Meža prospekts 1, LV-1014, Riga, Latvia
T. +371 67518409
Fax: +371 67540011