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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    Needs to be kept, but nothing to ruin the tour. Just enter the Museum to feel in a forest alive. The roads are framed by trees native to Atlantic forest and birds of various species. I will be back for sure ...
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  • August 13, 2017
    Beautiful place, attend since I was a kid and I don't get seasick! A lot of green area, plenty of animals, quiet. Great ride in Santa Teresa.
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  • July 18, 2017
    Very nice green area, nursery, sounds great to do a nice walk, with the family, no rush here.
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