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Ranua Zoo, Ranua

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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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  • A zoo with animals from the arctic region. The zoo is set in a typical finnish forrest, with enclosures along the boarded walkway that takes you comfortably around the entire park. There are hilly par...  more »
  • In August 2019 I arrived at this zoo so desired by me. The park is very large and you follow a path indicated by the map that is delivered at the entrance. There are all "arctic" animals so let's all say used to these harsh climates in winter periods. The idea of the large spaces that each animal possesses makes us think that they are not really locked up and therefore live in a dignified way. There are animals like Arctic fox, lynx, birds of prey, polar bear and many others never seen by us in Italy. The park turns it in about 3 hours going calmly. Clean and organized park. There is a family ticket. Extensive FREE parking.
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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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