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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  • Nice zoo, with many species. Animal livers will stil think it is rather small for large amimals, but they are “well taken care of”. Sorocaba is the third largest city in the interior of the state of S...  more »
  • Beautiful zoo. Very well organized and clean. A great ride for children and why not for adults??? But what fascinates me are the trees because you can meet virtually all Zoo without worrying about the Sun, I love this place.
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  • The Park has a well located area with a large number of species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles. Has a Museum in your internal area that tells a little about the history of first inhabitants of Sorocaba. Very nice atmosphere for family outings with friends and/or alone.
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  • 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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  • One of the largest Zoo in South America. A lot of animals and a nice and beautiful place.
  • Good park
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