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Ranua Zoo, Ranua

4.3
#2 of 10 in Zoos & Aquariums in Finland
Visit Ranua Zoo to see Finland's only polar bears in captivity near the Arctic Circle. The zoo is small because few species can live comfortably in the harsh environment. About 200 arctic animals call the zoo home, including lynx and wolves, and watching them play in the snow is a unique experience. The attraction is open year-round, even when the sun only appears for a couple of hours each day, and in the winter you can take a night safari through the habitats. Book a Ranua Wildlife Safari tour with a local guide to walk you through the habitats and to give you a chance to witness the animals feeding. Water-resistant winter clothing, lunch, a snowmobile ride, and transport to and from your hotel are all included in the safari package. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Ranua Zoo by using our Ranua planner.
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  • I rate the Ranua Wildlife Zoo as average because it is a zoo.I am not a zoo person would rather see the animals in their own environment. I will say though that the animals,birds,mammals etc are...  more »
  • I'm not the greatest fan of zoos as I think the cages are usually too small, and this was certainly the case here for the owls, they seemed so small. However the rest of it seemed ok. There's a nice.....  more »
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  • The zoo is well managed. Animals have been kept in wild as much as possible. Feeding of bears and wolves are worth watching. Parking is free and tickets are reasonable. Very nice spot for kids. A bit in a remote location though, a wonderful place to be.
  • This zoo was an absolute gem. The enclosures were quite large, yet they were designed to be accessable with great viewing opportunities. The animals all appeared contented and well cared for. Truly a well done job with the zoo.
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