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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
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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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Good zoo that can get busy

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 October 2016
Peter W
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Fabio B
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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 The zoo is an outdated kind of activity that shouldn't exist anymore.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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Thank Gabriela N
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Rosiana2013
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Great tour to do in family at the weekend. Family-friendly and with various power options. Must be willing to walk and recommend protection from the sun on hot days, another tip is to arrive early.

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Thank Victor F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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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Thank snowy_helena
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank WiliamMiguel
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 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 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

If you go by car the best way to park is: Early morning (like 8am) is right on the street in front of the entrance If you arrive after 8:30 the best way is go directly to the convention center parking lot. Enter through the highway (main entrance) Doing it you gonna avoid the traffic on main street of the... More 

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