São Paulo Zoo

Sao Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo Zoo


The São Paulo Zoo (Portuguese: Parque Zoológico de São Paulo) is the largest zoo in Brazil. With 824,529 m2 (82.45 hectares [203.7 acres]) of space in what was originally the Atlantic Forest, the zoo is south of the city of São Paulo.

It displays more than 3,200 animals, 102 species of mammals, 216 species of birds, 95 species of reptiles, 15 species of amphibians and 16 species of invertebrates in enclosures that replicate the natural habitats of these animals. The zoo's farm of 572 ha produces vegetables used in the manufacturing of feed for various animals, and material for the enclosures where the animals are. It also has animals that need extra space for mating.

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