Jardim Zoológico

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Jardim Zoológico information

adult/student/child under 12yr R$15/7.50/4.50
Opening hours
9am-5pm Tue-Sun, last admission 4:30pm
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Lonely Planet review

The Jardim Zoológico is Brazil’s largest zoo. It’s home to some 3000 animal species and is spread out over some 900 hectares, much of which is old-growth Mata Atlântica (Atlantic rain forest). As well as exhibiting caged animals, the zoo offers the Zoo Safari for an additional R$13; this is a 45-minute ride through large, fenced areas where animals are allowed to roam with relative freedom. Note that the zoo does not accept credit cards.