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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  • The Zoo of Sorocaba is little explored by city dwellers, who lose the opportunity to have a pleasant evening in a super family environment. Besides the wide choice of animals to visit, there are snack bars and lawns to make that pequinick with the family.
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  • Interesting site to meet. Has several kinds of animals and the environment is pleasant and well maintained.
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  • place not to be missed.. Besides having many different animals and fierce in which worth visiting, amazing place to spend a Sunday with the kids or go during the week.
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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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