Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao, Santa Teresa

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Founded by “Patron of Ecology of Brazil” Augusto Ruschi, the main objective of Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao is to collect species of plants and animals, namely those native to the Atlantic Rainforest, for biological research, environmental education and preservation. Located within a large, beautiful green area in the middle of Santa Teresa, you will see parrots, macaws, monkeys, and Ruschi’s beloved hummingbirds, all of which have been brought to the center by environmental organizations. You can also view a large collection of taxidermy animals, many of which are now extinct. The catalogue of flora and fauna at Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao reaches into the tens of thousands, giving you an idea of the size of the ongoing project. A visit to Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Santa Teresa trip website to plot your vacation.
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  • A beautiful location in need of more care and affection on the part of the public power and private initiative
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  • Very beautiful place where you can distract yourself and learn. It's a good ride for all ages. Worth the visit.
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  • The direct contact with nature is always pleasant, enjoyable and relaxing. The Museum gives us all the sensations described and still a culture lesson on animal and plant species. All in one place. Easy access, in the city centre, is certainly a place to visit a must for families, couples, friend and others. Several live animals in captivity, a section of stuffed animals and the famous hummingbirds free parading your beauty by all flora of the Museum. Last visit also felt a little carelessness to the same, we hope it's just a phase, because the location is wonderful and should be preserved as an extension of our own House.
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