Museu de Biologia Prof. Mello Leitao, Santa Teresa

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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  • Obligatory stop in Santa Teresa. A lot of nature and information. Has stuffed animals is a diverse fauna
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  • Very nice and refreshing. Perfect Atlantic forest preserved nature. Hummingbird is a spectacle.
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  • A huge variety of plants of the Atlantic forest. Butterflies, parrots and hummingbirds make the ride even more enjoyable. The garden could be with the pavement better watch out. But, the way it is, the way the visit. It is worth to enjoy what's left of good in this country: nature; without worrying about the men who empesteiam this (still) beautiful country.
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