Ranua Zoo

Ranua Zoo
Ranua Zoo is Finland’s northernmost zoo. The zoo is open every day of the year, and its activities and programs vary depending on the current season. The park offers a great opportunity to see how arctic wild animals adapt to changing seasons. Spring is the mating season for many animals, which makes them very active and busy. The zoo’s domestic park of common farm animals opens during summer. Fall is the time of ruska, when leaves turn warm and colorful and animals begin to prepare themselves for winter. Winter is the favorite season of many arctic animals, and only a few of the park’s species hibernate.

Ranua Zoo is home to about 50 animal species and 200 individual animals. Finland’s only polar bears Venus and Nord live at Ranua. Other wild animals you can meet at the zoo include lynx, moose, brown bear, arctic fox, grey wolf and musk ox. Ranua Zoo is a member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), which aims to ensure the survival and wellbeing of endangered species now and in the future. Ranua Zoo also nurses lost or hurt wild animals.

Ranua Zoo is one hour drive away from Rovaniemi. The zoo is open every day from 10am to 4pm, and during summer from 10am to 6pm. Tickets can be bought from the park, but are a bit more affordableonline.


Rovaniementie 29

97700 Ranua

040 517 7436