Fundacao Zoo-Botanica de Belo Horizonte, Belo Horizonte

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Garden Zoo / Aquarium
Originally intended to be a golf club, the 1.44 sq km (0.56 sq mi) area of Fundacao Zoo-Botanica de Belo Horizonte is now home to 3367 animals from over 270 different species, as well as various botanical gardens and greenhouses containing many rare and exotic plants. All seven continents are represented in terms of both flora and fauna, and with so much to see you will soon lose track of time amongst the many walkways and enclosures. By visiting the park you will be directly funding the conservation efforts of the Zoological-Botanic Foundation of Belo Horizonte. Plan to visit Fundacao Zoo-Botanica de Belo Horizonte and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Belo Horizonte attractions using our Belo Horizonte vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The zoo is large and the animals well cared for but my main interest was the botanical garden which has plantings of native plants such as palms, begonias, bromeliads and others along with well though...  more »
  • This is a lovely place to spend a few hours near to Pampulha. There are regular buses from the centre of Belo Horizonte, which take about 45 minutes; otherwise the whole place is accessible by car. On...  more »
  • Due to a full weeks schedule, we arrived at the zoo about 2 hours before closing.Wish we could have stayed longer. The zoo is located on both sides of a beautifully maintained private roadway on the g...  more »
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  • The zoo is great for a family walk. There is lots of beautiful green space. My daughter (4 months - in a stroller) and husband went on a Saturday and it was relaxing. The aquarium is the worst I have ever seen and it requires to pay an extra fee of 6 reais per adult (very little, but I wouldn't even pay 1 real). The aminals were great when they were out and able to see.
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