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Sao Paulo Zoo

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Address: Avenida Miguel Estefno 4241 | Água Funda, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04301-905, Brazil
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+55 11 5073 0811
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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It's hard to find a zoo that creates a completely natural habitat for its...

It's hard to find a zoo that creates a completely natural habitat for its animals, and the São Paulo Zoo is no exception. Still, staff try to provide a decent home for the more than 3,000 animals in their care, including local luminaries such as the Brazilian howler monkey and the red-breasted toucan.

Tue-Sun 9am-5pm

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little old and some parts aren't well preserved, but overall a great place to visit. very green, well accesible for trollies and so on and, most important, a great variety of... read more

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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

little old and some parts aren't well preserved, but overall a great place to visit. very green, well accesible for trollies and so on and, most important, a great variety of animals. you pay extra for the safari tour ( worth it if you buy a little bag with food to feed the animals that come close to the window)... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We absolutely love this place. It's a giant property and they have animals from all over the world. Their collection of south American animals is very impressive. It is a cultural experience as well. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank Lawdrum
San Jose, Costa Rica
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is an all day activity, try to get early and it is easy to get there, you just need to take the subway until the last station and at the exit you can buy the zoo and bus tickets, inside the zoo you can but the tickets for the safari, this is a must since here you can give... More 

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

with many species has a beautiful place but unfortunately this zoo is very old and another problem is that many animals are alone therefore very sad.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Access can be difficult if driving and having to park. I travelled by taxi so no major issues. Zoo is well maintained and has a good selection of animals

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Reviewed 9 September 2016

You can do many other things in Sao Paulo. The zoo is an outdated kind of activity that shouldn't exist anymore. Sorry. Let's let animals live out there!

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1 Thank Gabriela N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

A great zoo with a large variety of animals. All the animals look very well and in great shape. The entrance price is very low.

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Thank Maguedra
Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great place to go alone with more people. Many trees on the zoo and many animals to see. Not so many healthy food options but there is a nice space for picnic and you can take some quality food with you if that's the case. If you go on the weekends or holidays, be aware of the traffic, because there... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The zoo is quite limited with fairly small spaces for the animals. It's improving slowly but there is still a lot to wish for. The new dinosaur part is amazing though and in itself makes the whole visit worthwhile.

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1 Thank snowy_helena
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I went to SP Zoo with my 3 year old kid and he loved everything! I did not enjoyed as much as him because they don't have many food options or gift shop with interesting stuff.

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