Ranua’s Wildlife Park
The Wildlife Park, which is situated just across the road from your hotel at Gulo Gulo Holiday Village, allows you to encounter a variety of Arctic animals in their natural environment. From bears and wolves to lynx and moose, you can witness an array of Arctic species at close quarters. The star of the show, however, is the regal polar bear - not to be missed during any visit to Ranua.
The park is also part of the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and follows their aim of conserving healthy populations of endangered species in wildlife parks and preserving their natural habitat. Ranua also rehabilitates injured or orphaned animals with the aim of releasing them back into the wild. The polar bears, European mink, wolverines, Arctic fox, common otters and musk oxen at Ranua are all part of the European Endangered Species Programme, meaning that they are the pedigree animals of their species and of huge significance.