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Rio Zoo, Rio de Janeiro
(1.1/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
The Rio Zoo has housed animals since the 1800s, when it was a major attraction for the city. Nowadays, you can still see the proud pachyderm stuffing its mouth with hay and the statuesque giraffe winking at you with a big brown eye. Apart from the standard fare of African species, such as the lion and ape, you'll see native mammals and birds. For example, the sloth drapes itself in the branches for a long nap, while the macaws chatter in the distance. Take the kids to the petting zoo to feed farm animals, or watch the crocs pop out of the water during feeding time. Avoid the restaurants inside the park to save some cash; instead, opt for a picnic on one of the lawns. Put Rio Zoo into our Rio de Janeiro itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Rio de Janeiro.
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  • place so pleasant and dumped. poor animals, primates are the most. There were monkeys facing the wall for nothing, depressing. For me it had to close, it is abuse to animals. So come back if the private sector to embrace the cause
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  • Special mention to the sea turtle and the giraffe, beautiful I was in love with them. Easy to reach coming out of the South you can go Bike River.
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  • A good afternoon to enjoy the animals and beauties, mto cute but needs but care! Worth it still know and our son loved.
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