Zoologico Municipal de Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

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You can see over 100 different species, including alligators, snakes, lions, jaguars, wolves, giant anteaters, and hippopotamuses as you walk around this beautifully-landscaped, dense thicket of forest. After visiting the animal enclosures, which imitate the natural environments of their inhabitants, you can enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the tables in the shade of the native trees; there is also a large playground for children. Zoologico Municipal de Sao Jose do Rio Preto is well maintained, and as well as looking after the animals, the staff run educational programs for local students. With our world travel planner, Sao Jose Do Rio Preto attractions like Zoologico Municipal de Sao Jose do Rio Preto can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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485 reviews
  • August 14, 2017
    The Municipal Zoo of Rio Preto is a leafy and pleasant place for a walk on Sunday morning. It is regrettable that the place is practically abandoned, with run-down bathrooms, some animal enclosures are empty. Unfortunately this is the picture of the vast majority of Zoo Brazil. Instead it is possible to see animals like Tiger, Lions, hippos and many other animals. It makes you sad to see the abandonment of the place, but still worth a visit, mainly to take children to see animals up close.
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  • August 10, 2017
    One of the places that have memories from my childhood, but nowadays is in semi abandonment situation. Place with an incredible nature, enormous potential and little investment.
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  • August 9, 2017
    A nice place, well wooded. An excellent ride for children. Has no parking area inside the Park, vehicle stays on the road to the surroundings of the Park in the hands of keepers.
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  • July 1, 2017
    For those who know since I was a kid, visit the woods are the most frustrating experience. Where's all the fun the children had at the top? Landed the pool, closed the canteen, removed the play. When I was a kid, I was the best place in the world for a child to go. Nowadays, my daughters have no desire to attend the place, because there's nothing to do ... View animals in captivity can be kind of sad.
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Where to stay in Sao Jose Do Rio Preto

Being a modern city with an established tourism industry, the choice of accommodations in Sao Jose do Rio Preto is broad, with options catering to all tastes and budgets. The city center provides a good mix of budget hostels, simple hotel rooms, and the odd luxury hotel with a range of facilities and extras. Elsewhere in the sprawling city, find simple pousadas (guesthouses) in the primarily residential areas, with basic rooms available at competitive rates. You can also find a good selection of motels dotted along the main highways leading out of town, conveniently placed for those wishing to further explore the surrounding nature.
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