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Ranua Wildlife Park 40 years

The idea of ​​establishing Ranua Zoo, i.e. Ranua Wildlife Park, was born in 1979 during a car trip. The purpose of establishing the wildlife park was to get the development of the municipality of Ranua back on the rise through tourism. The actual construction work started in 1982 and “the whole village of Ranua” was involved in the construction process.

The wildlife park was completed in record time and the grand opening was celebrated on June 17, 1983.

Ranua Wildlife Park has established its place among both domestic and foreign tourists.

The wildlife park will be 40 years old this year and we will celebrate this great milestone with monthly changing themes and events. We will collect all the information on this page and will update the page regurlarly.

Welcome to celebrate the anniversary with us!


Events on 2023


Launch of the anniversary


25.2.  Polar bear day

11.00  feeding show

14.00  polar bear lecture

quiz in social media



18.3. Night of the owls

18.00 Guided owl tour at the wildlife park

18.00 Dinner at the Wild Arctic Restaurant

21.00 Karaoke at the Wild Arctic Restaurant


Easter event on Saturday the 8th of April 11.00-16.00

New birdhouse area at the wildlife park



13.5. Bug lecture at 14.00 by Jukka Salmela

31.5. Otter day


5.6.-13.8. Feeding shows

5.6.-13.8. Domestic animal yard

17.6.  Wild fest -event

12.00 programme for children
12.30-13.00 Magician Luttinen
klo 14.00-14.45 Liikkuva Laulureppu band
klo 15.00-15.30 MagicianLuttinen

Jonne the polar bear

The evening event  will be open at klo 17.00

17.45 Magician Luttinen
18.00 Kuningasidea
20.00 Pete Parkkonen
22.00 Happoradio


Feeding shows

Domestic animal yard

22nd of July day for the children

12.00, 13.30 & 15.00  Moominmamma &  Little My

11.30, 13.00 & 14.30  Jonne the pola rbear & friends


Feeding shows until the 13th of August

Domestic animal yard open until the 13th of August

26.8. End of the summer at the Arctic Igloos – village

Sleep Outdoors at the wildlife park or camping area


30.9. Get to know the deer family

Handicraft workshop


27.10. Teddybear day

Family day at the wildlife park



4.11. Celebrating the Christmas season



The most beautiful Christmas carols, elves & Santa Claus

Ranua Wild Fest 17.6.


On our actual 40 years birthday on the 17th of June, we will celebrate the whole day on the Wild Fest -summer festival.

During the day there is programme for children as well as activities and the wildlife park is open. In the evening the music festival for adults starts. The artists: Kuningasidea, Pete Parkkonen & Happoradio.

49,90 € + service fee 3 €, family ticket 100 € + service fee 3 € (2 adults  & 2 children 4-14yrs)

Buy the tickets here: Ranua Wild Fest 


There are several accommodation options available; two campistes, holiday villas and even glass igloos.

Accommodation options of Ranua Resort can be found here.

During the Wild Fest from Thu to Sun the 15th and 18th of June you’ll get 20 % off the normal prices when you book your accommodation from our webstore with the code WILDFEST.

Note that the glass igloos are about 6 km away from the venue and the holiday villas are in the vicinity of the venue.


Our partner Saaga Travel takes care of the transportation services to the Wild Fest from the Christian Folk high school (Ranua).

Please note that there is no parking for private cars at the wildlife park during the Wild Fest event.

between 12.00-23.30

Christian Folk high school (Kristillinen opisto), Ranua – Ranua Wild Fest, event venue

Price: 3 € / person


There is also transportation to Rovaniemi after the last band at 0.00 o’clock by Saaga Travel, the bus leaves from the Wild Fest event venue
and the price is 15 €, payment by cash only!




Anniversary badge


We chose the original Ranua Zoo logo as the anniversary badge, since we are proud of our origin and the journey we have made. With the badge it is also easy to recognise different events throughout the year easily.

Welcome to celebrate with us!

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