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Ahtari Zoo

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Ähtäri Resort is a close-to-nature holiday resort and one of the main family attractions in Finland. The heart of the resort is Ähtäri Zoo, the oldest natural animal park in Finland. Ähtäri Zoo houses over 50 different animal species, mainly from...more
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Karhunkierros 150, Ahtari 63700, Finland
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+358 30 6215250
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Reviewed yesterday

This zoo is a must see attraction. From the pandas, to the reindeers, wolves and bears, you're introduced to habitats of warmth and openness which make you see so much. There's a gift shop which you must get a souvenir.

Thank Simone S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit here in the middle of the week amd that wa a good selection. No rush or queues but very peaceful and quiet. So, very good chice to see pandas and follow their life. Panda house is big and well planned, and pandas can...More

Thank Reija T
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Small cages and some animals alone, no staff around in the park. Concreate floors for bears.. No grass in it forest for them to hide in. Animals in small cages and birds not really able to fly.

Thank Guro B
Milla_Zoo, Asiakaspalveluvastaava at Ahtari Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for the rewiew. The owls are just getting a new house next to the other birds. First owls moved in today.

Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We visited the zoo outside Finnish school holidays and it was very quiet. There were no queues anywhere. The main attraction of the zoo are the two beautiful pandas. It was great to see how much space the pandas have. I would say these pandas...More

Thank Snowflake_Fairy
Milla_Zoo, Asiakaspalveluvastaava at Ahtari Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for the review. Welcome to visit us again!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

Located among the nature, peaceful place. In addition to the panda, do go to see the zoo itself (better closer to the evening from our experience). Farm would be interesting to visit wit children - they can feed and learn more about living in a...More

Thank Annechka S
Milla_Zoo, Asiakaspalveluvastaava at Ahtari Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for the nice review!

Reviewed 13 August 2018

There is a newly built house for pandas, which is very clean and nice. The reastaurant/cafe has a good selection of food and pastries. The zoo itself needs some updating, which is actually ongoing.

Thank Ilkka_75
Milla_Zoo, Asiakaspalveluvastaava at Ahtari Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for the rewiew. Welcome to visit us again!

Reviewed 27 July 2018

It was time to see the two Pandas that arrived to Finland in the beginning of this year. The summer holiday season is not the best time but we did it anyway. We arrived just before 10am and there was a large queue already. Fortunately...More

Thank niinan2
Milla_Zoo, Asiakaspalvelu at Ahtari Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Hello, Thank you for the nice review. Welcome to see visit us again!

Reviewed 9 July 2018

I was really surprised of this place when when there: it was much better than I thought before. Snow Panda House had 2 pandas, Lumi and Pyry. It was easy to spot them, they had great playground and nice areas inhouse and outdoor. Other animals...More

Thank Markus P
Milla_Zoo, Customer Service at Ahtari Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you for the nice review! Our zoo is located in very natural setting, in the middle of forests and small lakes, and as you mention, the animals have large enclosures. The main route is 3 km and there is also tiny route 1,2 km....More

Reviewed 25 June 2018

We had our grad son (8 Yrs) with us and his main thing was to see pandas. The surprise was the price 102€ for two adults and a child. The price included the panda house and the rest of the zoo, they can also be...More

Thank heimo2016
Saga_kv, Project Manager at Ahtari Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you heimo2016 for the review. Nice to hear that the 8-year-old enjoyed himself, as well! It surely makes the day for the grandparents, too 😉 Hope to see you again, some day!

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The best zoo in the whole world, the pandahouse and the farm! Amazing clean and great decoration in the pandahouse. I think it’s not possible to do better area for the pandas in any other zoo’s. The farm was amazing ❤️ It would be great...More

Thank O3976DUpetrak
Saga_kv, Project Manager at Ahtari Zoo, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for your nice words! We’ll forward your feedback to our zoo keepers, too 😊👌🏼

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RosemaryR225
31 August 2018|
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Response from Annechka S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, You can buy train tickets 60 days in advance. From Helsinki you will have to travel with a change. Check VR.fi (they have English version as well).
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RosemaryR225
31 August 2018|
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Response from Saga_kv | Property representative |
Hi Rosemary, I heard the timetible for May will be published in February, so not so many months beforehand. No major changes have been made to the timetables lately, so I suggest you check the current connections and... More
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