The wildlife park Ranua in the south of Rovaniemi in Lapland is the northernmost zoo of the world and hosts about 50 different kind of arctic animals.
Whether polar bear, seal or arctic fox in the wildlife park Ranua all arctic animals feel welcome. In a cultivated environment educated animal keepers care about the animals. The wildlife park attaches importance to near-natural cages, so that the animals feel like in the wilderness. As a result of this Ranua takes part in the European endangered Species Programme (EEP) a protection campaign of the European Union. The aim of the campaign is to protect endangered species, to preserve their existence for the future. The polar bears, minks, otters, wolverines and musk ox take part in the protection program. Bears, lynxes and reindeers are part of the European Studbook Program, which controls the development of the species. Furthermore the zoo offers help when injured animals are found.
Daily opened from 9:00a.m. to 7:00p.m.
Updated: July 27, 2017
Take the bus from bus station 6 in Rovaniemi to Ranua.
Follow route 78 from Rovaniemi in southern direction to Ranua.