L. Ciūnys / Zoopark

Lemurs in the capital

If you miss tropical heat and summer colours, simply turn to the new Zoopark, the first petting zoo in Vilnius. The creatively arranged space in the Šiaurės Miestelis region of the city has become home to 60 species of animals: from pygmy marmosets and suricates to turtles and capybaras. You can go right into the bat area or feed the parrots nectar. Meanwhile, the lemurs walk free at the zoo – the employees just remind visitors not to come with food in their pockets or bags because the lemurs might smell them and then they won’t leave you alone. They have been known to sit on people’s heads as they wait for their prey!