Parque Zoologico Municipal Quinzinho De Barros, Sorocaba

The Municipal Zoological Park "Quinzinho de Barros" is a 15ha zoo located in the municipality of Sorocaba, state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is a member of the Society of Brazilian Zoos, and is considered Brazil's second zoo in terms of species.The zoo lies in the Vila Hortência district, in the eastern area of the town of Sorocaba and covers an area of approximately 15ha. It includes a strip of transitional Atlantic Forest in its secondary stage, a lake, as well as the Historical Museum of Sorocaba. According to a survey carried out in 1992 by the Society of Brazilian Zoos, it sheltered 1,487 specimens of 353 different species of mammals, birds and reptiles at that time. 70% belonged to the Brazilian fauna; among these, 36 species were threatened by extinction.Classified as "A", the highest rank granted by the Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources, the zoo is a reference in Latin America in terms of leisure, research, preservation, and environmental education. It attracted over one million visitors in 2007, including pupils from 81 different towns of the state of São Paulo.Activities developed by the Zoo have been sponsored and recognized by several national and international institutions, like the Smithsonian Institution, the World Wide Fund for Nature, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, among others.
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  • The zoo is small and located somehow outskirts of the city. There are just a few animals but still, s lot of empty cages. Few areas like crocodile and monkeys seemed that need to improve the facilitie...  more »
  • Visit for the whole family, both adults and children. Huge Zoo go clothes and shoes suitable for a lot of walking. You can make picnic has water cooler and bathroom. Have diner but not use. The pets are very receptive. Loved and come back as many times as he got the chance. And the best moment "..." It's worth it. Well located and flagged.
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  • Great place to take the family! The kids have fun and grown-ups too! Reminds me so much of my childhood because frequented this place enough. The location of the reptiles.
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  • Good place to in family, 2 to 4 hours is enough to see all the animals, if necessary there are spots of drinking water through the park and a pic-nic area, and a restaurant inside the park, but not so good, outside has another options even better and cheaper.
  • This place is surprisingly well conserved. The zoo crew makes a really good job in keeping the place tidy (which is an exception for Brazilian public places). Very good for family trips and small children.
  • We took Gamba pups here after phoning, and they refused to take them, the pups subsequently died.
  • Cool but not that large :/
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As you might expect from a city not frequented by tourists, Sorocaba's accommodations do not feature an overwhelming concentration of options in a single area. Hotels and guesthouses spread across much of the city, though you'll find a good number in the city center, roughly within the triangle formed by the Rua Sete de Setembro, Avenida Moreira Cesar, and Sorocaba River. Stay within this district for easy access to the city's attractions, including churches, colonial-era administrative buildings, and museums. For more budget-friendly prices, opt for smaller-scale hotels rather than international chains and towering skyscrapers.
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