I visited Riga Zoo together with my mom at the start of May. I took my camera with myself and captured more than 600 images here, just 17 survived to you my dear reader.

Entrance gates at Riga zoo

Entrance gates at Riga zoo

Riga Zoo is located in a lovely neighbourhood of Mežaparks. 

Flamingos at Riga Zoo

Flamingos at Riga Zoo

A camel at Riga zoo

A camel at Riga zoo

A peacock at Riga Zoo

A peacock at Riga Zoo

At Riga Zoo

At Riga Zoo

Riga Zoo

Riga Zoo

Although it's forbidden to feed animals at Riga zoo, some little fella couldn't resist to feed this one with a carrot. Where did he got that carrot?

At Riga Zoo

At Riga Zoo

Giraffe at Zoo

Giraffe at Zoo

Secretary-bird at Riga Zoo

Secretary-bird at Riga Zoo

Now, I enjoyed this creature the most. From Wikipedia: The secretarybird or secretary bird (Sagittarius serpentarius) is a very large, mostly terrestrial bird of prey. Endemic to Africa, it is usually found in the open grasslands and savannah of the sub-Saharan region. Although a member of the order Accipitriformes, which also includes many other diurnal raptors such as kites, buzzards, vultures, and harriers, it is given its own family, Sagittariidae.

Kangaroos at Riga Zoo

Kangaroos at Riga Zoo

Now, I found it a little bit odd to see a kangaroo laid down in the grass next to the... pine.

At Riga Zoo

At Riga Zoo

Very interesting creatures using their noses to find something (perhaps a food) in the soil.

Tigers playing at zoo

Tigers playing at zoo

Love moment at Riga zoo

Love moment at Riga zoo

Well, actually these creatures were fighting each other, still I managed to capture a scene were it looks like they care about each other.

At Riga zoo

At Riga zoo

Storks at the zoo

Storks at the zoo

Lizard at Riga zoo

Lizard at Riga zoo

Lizard at Riga zoo

Lizard at Riga zoo

About Riga Zoo

The Riga National Zoo was established on 14 October 1912. Since then it has experienced a vareity of ups and downs, but most importantly the zoo has achieved a repsectable age, although not a record one, since the beginnings of the modern zoo can be traced to earlier centuries. 

The basic function of all zoos is defined in the World Zoo and Aquarium Conservation Strategy. Since 1992 the Riga Zoo is a member of EAZA (European Association of Zoos and Aquaria). The membership in this organization means that the zoo has to maintain high standards in animal welfare as well as other aspects of the zoo’s operation. In accordance with the strategic aims set by EAZA, the Riga Zoo has undertaken to participate in the conservation of biodiversity, to invest in projects devoted to the protection of nature and to carry out environmental education.

Visit: www.rigazoo.lv

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