Ranua Wildlife Park

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Ranua Wildlife Park
Ranua Wildlife Park logo.png
Ranua Wildlife Park logo
Ranua Zoo entrance
Date opened 1983
Location Ranua, Lapland, Finland
Coordinates 65°56′32″N 026°28′06″E / 65.94222°N 26.46833°E / 65.94222; 26.46833Coordinates: 65°56′32″N 026°28′06″E / 65.94222°N 26.46833°E / 65.94222; 26.46833
No. of species 50
Volume of largest tank 200
Memberships EAZA[1]
Website www.ranuazoo.com/english.iw3

Ranua Wildlife Park (Finnish: Ranuan eläinpuisto, better known as Ranua Zoo) is a zoo that opened in 1983 in the municipality of Ranua, Lapland, Finland. It is the northernmost zoo in Finland and the second in the world.[2] The zoo's animals consist of approximately 50 wild animal species and 200 individuals, including top predators such as lynx, brown bears and wolves but also European moose and deers.[3] The zoo has Finland's only polar bears in artificial snow.

The Ranua Wildlife Park is an accredited member of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).


  1. ^ "EAZA Member Zoos & Aquariums". eaza.net. EAZA. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Lapland Finland. "Northernmost zoo in the world". Retrieved 11 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Ranua Zoo. "Ranua Wildlife Park, Lapland's leading tourist attraction for families". Retrieved 11 August 2010. 

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An Eurasian lynx at Ranua Zoo