This is an enjoyable park, part of the National Institute for Research of Amazonia. Convenient to the city and shopping centers, it has a wide range of rain forest plants and some animals, to get an idea of the forest without leaving town. Entrance fee was R$5.00.
We saw Amazonian manatees, giant otters and caimans in enclosures and giant Amazonian turtles and cutias -- rabbit sized rodents -- ranging more or less free. Many of the interesting plants are labeled in Portuguese and English, and explanatory notes on the animals appear in both languages.
This is a self-guided tour over well marked but meandering paths. The park is not small and the topography is varied, so between the distances and the heat, it can be quite a workout: plan accordingly. Well worth a visit, though.
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