Parque Zoologico Municipal Quinzinho De Barros, Sorocaba

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.3/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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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  • Great place to go with family, very cozy is quiet. There's a lot of animals and you interact with them and nature.
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  • The zoo is nicely done with a lot of brazilian and some exotic animals. There are almost as many animals outside as behind bars. Just thought the cages for the big cats were very small. 
  • The Zoo has a large number and variety of animals. All organized. Arrives just before the 9:00, POO right line is great and the wait reaches almost 1:00 in the queue and the Sun inside the zoo there is a food court. And it's peaceful for children of 2 years walk free.
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