Ranua Zoo

Ranua Zoo information

Ranua , Finland
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adult/child €15/12
Opening hours
9am-7pm Jun-Aug, 10am-4pm Sep-May
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The small town of Ranua is famous for its excellent zoo , which focuses almost entirely on Finnish animals, although there are also polar bears and musk oxen from further north. A boardwalk takes you on a 2.5km circuit past all the creatures, which include minks and stoats, impressive owls and eagles, wild reindeer, elk, a big bear paddock (they hibernate from November to March), lynx and wolverines. Apart from the animals, there’s plenty to do for kids, with horse rides, a minikart circuit, pettable domestic animals and little assault courses. Ice-cream stops dot the route, and there’s a cafe and lunch restaurant.