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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
Phone Number:
+55 11 5073 0811
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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Very cool zoo

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... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2017
Gilbert, Arizona
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Gilbert, Arizona
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119 reviews
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Reviewed March 7, 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.

Thank Lawdrum
San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 reviews
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Reviewed January 19, 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 

3 Thank Niozetai
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 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.

Thank Fabio B
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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945 reviews
401 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 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

Thank Peter W
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53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 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!

1 Thank Gabriela N
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 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.

Thank Maguedra
Sao Paulo, SP
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110 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 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 

1 Thank Rosiana2013
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57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 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.

1 Thank snowy_helena
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed August 3, 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.

Thank WiliamMiguel
Sacramento, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2016

Nice and have a lot of variety of animals, it takes at least 2 hour to see most of the things, one of the place my son enjoyed was to go where the snakes and spiders were, also the variety of a exposition of eggs from different kind of birds from tiny from a humming bird to an enormous egg... More 

Thank mariafvalim

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