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. Put Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao into our Santa Teresa trip itinerary builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The Park is well maintained; the Museum of stuffed animals is very good; Ruschi objects too. Nurseries are not very well. But the big attraction is the observation of the hummingbirds on the porch of the House where lived the Augusto Ruschi scientist.
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  • The Museum houses many specimens of fauna and flora, very well preserved. The ride itself is quite nice. Just missed monitors for more details.
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  • In spite of not having the care merited, the walk to the Museum of Biology Prof. Mello Leitão is a great alternative in Santa Teresa. The place is very large with lush vegetation and some animals on display. Well cheap ticket is charged does not count with parking at the Museum, to park just down the street.
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