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Address: Av. Miguel Stefano 4241, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04301-905, Brazil
Phone Number: 11-50730811
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Lovely family place.

The zoo is a lovely place to take a family with kids. Make sure to bring snacks for a picnic and check the weather preview to make sure the weather will be nice, as all the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The zoo is huge and kids can have fun for hours, interesting as well the entry is free for children up to 5! IThe parc is nice and clean, it has different launchettes to eat or buy water but you can as well bring your picnic. There is a beautiful lake with monkey islands and birds and it's a nice... More 

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

By international standards better than we had expected. Needless to say some of the cages and pens were on the small side and many animals showed repetitive behaviour. However in general we felt they were well looked after and well-fed. The grounds were clean, tidy and a pleasure to walk through. There is plenty of room to get about and... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Amazing zoo, nice and quiet and clean. You need a couple of hours for the visit and it was worth that time. There is a beautiful lake with monkeys and birds running around it and it's a nice place for a chill.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The zoo is a lovely place to take a family with kids. Make sure to bring snacks for a picnic and check the weather preview to make sure the weather will be nice, as all the attraction is outdoors.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The Zoo is a not good condition. We visit a whole Day and all was Very frustradet. All areas for the animal to small and dirty.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A very nice place to go with your family. The children will love the animals, specially “the king of the jungle” the lion. Actually, there is a new and beautiful attraction the “Dinosaurs´ Park”. This attraction will remain, at least, all this year of 2015.

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Singapore
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145 reviews 145 reviews
45 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed the day out to the Sao Paulo zoo. We ended up at Jabaquara metro and then the bus terminal. There is a booth at the bus terminal Platform A that sells tickets. We bought the tickets including the shuttle service. The staff at the ticket booth made no effort to share any information, and you had to pay... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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145 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The Zôo of São Paulo and Largest city . Whith facilicites to visit, offers paid parking , but well ahead , food on site , trensport to circulate within the Zôo . all animals in the world , very well maintained . Take a day for that attraction .

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Sao Paulo, SP
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Beautiful place, you can see the animals very closely, most of them can be seen easily.. You can sit and have your own pic-nic.

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Fortaleza, CE
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Go with your children, they will love it! Specially the apes section. There was an orangutan very smart playing with its bed sheet. But the elephants are a show!

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