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Fundacao Zoo-Botanica De Belo Horizonte

Avenida Otacila Negrao de Lima, 8000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31365-450, Brazil
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Ranked #47 of 133 Attractions in Belo Horizonte
Type: Zoos, Gardens
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English first
Detroit, MI
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is the first zoo I've ever been to where cars are allowed inside the park. This took away from the appearance and experience of walking the grounds. The best exhibits were the porcupines with the prehensil tails. This looked like a lot of thought was put into the exhibit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

I like zoos, and this is good and big one. Actually, I don't understand how someone can say it is small (maybe they just didn't see all of it?): if you want to see everything, it can be hard to do it in a single day. First, the animals, of course. It is quite complete, with a lot of species... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

It is a beautiful place, with hundreds of species of animals, specially birds, and it is a great place for a picnic. However, the bathrooms look like something out of a medieval movie, and the restaurant is nearly disgusting, and very expensive. Bring your own food, toilet paper, and you'll have a great time. Sunscreen suggested as well!

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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125 reviews 125 reviews
55 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

It is a good place to visit with kids, not worth a visit for tourists except for the birds collection that ranks high in the world, but in a not so good environment.

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Belo Horizonte
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Decent zoo. Not the cleanest I've seen, but decently laid out + the botanical garden in the same place.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil
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139 reviews 139 reviews
69 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

The BH zoo has cheap entrance fee and it's nice to visit if you've run out of other things to do in BH. It's small and has only just started upgrading it's cages. I have to say that I was surprised to find that the animals were not locked in small, cement enclosures. All of them roam free and have... More

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