The Ranua Wildlife Park, Gulo Gulo holiday village, Arctic Fox Igloos, Café White Swan, Wild Arctic Restaurant and Ranua Zoo Camping are being closed for visitors until 31st May 2020, due to the coronavirus outbreak in Europe.

The main priority for Ranua Zoo is to take care of our animals in all situations, including unexpected ones. There are currently no confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in Ranua, but Finland is classified as a part of the epidemic area and the government has declared a state of emergency in response to the virus. We are monitoring the situation and official information as they develop.

Our goal is to open the Ranua Wildlife Park for visitors on 1st June 2020. You are most welcome to visit us then.

Ranua Zoo opens the 2020 summer season with a new adventure park for children, The Tiger Park, which includes Farm where small children can take care of Farm jobs.

Sabretooth tower rise 10 meters to the sky and takes you to the tiger’s nest. You can practice your tiger jump skills in the skills path. The Farm will be open so you can relax with your family and learn new things about animals.

The opening dates for the both park will be announce soon.

Ranua Wildlife Park will get a new year-round attraction June 24th 2018, when the opening of Seven Steps to save the Ocean is celebrated. Seven Steps to Save the Ocean, by artist / architect Maija Kovari, is an interactive artwork encouraging the audience to do small everyday acts to fight climate change.

The work is located in the middle of the park on a tor that used to be an ancient sea shore, thousands of years ago. The audience can walk through the artwork along a wooden walking bridge. Seven Steps to Save the Ocean changes with the seasons. It is a different experience in the summer and in the winter when the snow covers the ground.

Trained both as an architect and visual artist, Maija Kovari works in the fields of urban planning and contemporary art. As an architect she concentrates in planning and urban design. The guiding light of Seven Steps to Save the Ocean is the thought of choice. Over despair and apathy, one can choose hope, and in one’s everyday actions make choices that have a positive impact on future generations.

More about the artwork and the artist
You can follow the process of making Seven Steps to Save the Ocean on Facebook and Instagram @maijakovari