Home of 3000 animals (aside from invertebrates) welcomes nearly 300 thousand guests yearly and is one of the leading “green” organizations in Latvia. In 2002 the territory of the zoo expanded by 3,5 hectares, the building are constantly being renewed and new open-air cages are built. In Riga Zoo children can not only see the animals they cannot see in everyday life, but also play with domestic animals they can see in any village. Besides that, many learning games are spread all around the zoo, there is a “live merry-go-round” and a cafeteria.