Parque Zoologico Municipal Quinzinho De Barros, Sorocaba

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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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  • August 12, 2017
    A good place to take the little ones, children love to see the animals! Leisure guaranteed.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Let's face it, Zoo alone and depressed. I can not see animals happy, it's sad ... and the Zoo of sorocaba does not change the rule. I don't know why I ...
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  • August 9, 2017
    A wonderful place to take the family, group of friends, picnic, date, go alone or alone, the entry is very cheap, a symbolic value. I have good memories of this place, I've had visitors until the night with teenage students to see the nocturnal habits of animals, loved.
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  • July 16, 2017
    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.
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  • February 26, 2016
    One of the largest Zoo in South America. A lot of animals and a nice and beautiful place.
  • February 19, 2017
    Good park
  • January 13, 2017
    Legal ①②⑤

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