Opening hours:

7.6.-10.8. open every day from 11am to 6pm.

Puuhapuisto Veijari

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Animals

MEET THE PARK’S ADORABLE AND CHARMING ANIMAL INHABITANTS

Veijari is home to over 150 animal friends. Our wonderfully fluffy alpacas and other domestic animals will charm you with their cuteness. In the Fluffy Den you can follow the hustle and bustle of many kinds of rabbits and rodents, and various birds fly and strut around in the Chirpers’ Shed. In the Hut of Reptiles you get to meet more exotic animals such as fascinating snakes and likeable lizards. Finally, the lake pools of the Oasis of Fish allow you to see the speedy swimmers of Central Finland’s lakes and their more tropical cousins from a totally new perspective.

In Activity Park Veijari you truly get to know the animals; you get to hear enticing stories, pet soft furs and feed the animals together with a zookeeper.  Of course, everything is done on the animals’ own terms.  We treat all our inhabitants as individuals who have their own names.

The animals are cared for by trained zookeepers. We work in close cooperation with the POKE Vocational College and the animals of the park spend their winters at a teaching farm in Tarvaala.

CHIRPERS’ SHED

In the Chirpers’ Shed you get to see beautiful birds with plumages of all kinds of terrific colours. The shed is home to Barbary doves, cockatoos, canaries, budgerigars and zebra finches.

oasis of fish

The six large pools of the Oasis of Fish allow you to see what kinds of fish

swim in Finnish lakes. You also get to meet more tropical aquarium fish.

ABODE OF ANIMALS

The Abode of Animals houses many kinds of creatures, including alpacas, ponies, pigs, goats, chickens and a donkey. Sheep and rams can be visited on the Jokilaidun pasture near the Oasis of Fish.

HUT OF REPTILES

In the Hut of Reptiles you get to meet some more exotic animal friends. Here you can find snakes, lizards, frogs and turtles.

THE FLUFFY DEN

The Fluffy Den has been conquered by charming rabbits of many different breeds and appearances. The Den is also home to adorable scurrying little rodents.

THE PEUKALOPURO CREW

The Peukalopuro Pen is the jovial summer home of the Peukalopuro Crew, consisting of goats, ducks and rabbits.

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE SNAKE SMELLS WITH ITS TONGUE?

For snakes, the most important senses are smell and touch. Snakes smell with their tongue. They grab scent molecules from the air with their forked tongue and take them to an organ in the roof of their mouth for closer inspection. This organ identifies the molecules and the message is relayed to the snake’s brain.

Snakes can sense even the slightest movements as tremors in the ground. Snakes do not have external ears or eardrums, and their hearing is limited to sensing vibrations in the terrain under them. Hearing and sight are not very developed in snakes. However, some snakes have an infrared sensing organ that allows them to also hunt in the dark.