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Address: Avenida Otacilio Negrao de Lima 8000 | Pampulha, Belo Horizonte, State of Minas Gerais 31365-450, Brazil
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+55 31 3277-8489
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08:30 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Lovely zoo and botanical garden set in open forest

This is a lovely place to spend a few hours near to Pampulha. There are regular buses from the centre of Belo Horizonte, which take about 45 minutes; otherwise the whole place is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 July 2016
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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The zoo is large and the animals well cared for but my main interest was the botanical garden which has plantings of native plants such as palms, begonias, bromeliads and others along with well thought out displays.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a lovely place to spend a few hours near to Pampulha. There are regular buses from the centre of Belo Horizonte, which take about 45 minutes; otherwise the whole place is accessible by car. On the West side are botanical gardens, including some greenhouses focussing on Brazilian biomes (caatinga, cerrado); a bromeliad house, and displays of palms, cacti... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Due to a full weeks schedule, we arrived at the zoo about 2 hours before closing.Wish we could have stayed longer. The zoo is located on both sides of a beautifully maintained private roadway on the grounds.The animals are all a very close (but safe) distance away and watching them in their surroundings was enjoyable. The walk thru the grounds... More 

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1 Thank NancyJo419
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

It is worth a day trip out to the zoo and aquarium. Go early because there are crowds at the exhibits and they stop letting people in after 4pm, although it is open until 5pm. Some the the exhibits were closed, the grounds were not well maintained and there was rubble everywhere. There are some amazing animals but the suitability... More 

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Thank Bevin M
Brazil
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45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

Ther are hundred of animals to see, lotts of trees, its anamasing place to visit, alone or with family, or to havea romantic time..

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Thank Luciane M
Detroit, MI
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75 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

This is the first zoo I've ever been to where cars are allowed inside the park. This took away from the appearance and experience of walking the grounds. The best exhibits were the porcupines with the prehensil tails. This looked like a lot of thought was put into the exhibit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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65 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2013

I like zoos, and this is good and big one. Actually, I don't understand how someone can say it is small (maybe they just didn't see all of it?): if you want to see everything, it can be hard to do it in a single day. First, the animals, of course. It is quite complete, with a lot of species... More 

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Thank Diogo P
Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2013

It is a beautiful place, with hundreds of species of animals, specially birds, and it is a great place for a picnic. However, the bathrooms look like something out of a medieval movie, and the restaurant is nearly disgusting, and very expensive. Bring your own food, toilet paper, and you'll have a great time. Sunscreen suggested as well!

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Thank rickxy007
Belo Horizonte, MG
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199 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013

It is a good place to visit with kids, not worth a visit for tourists except for the birds collection that ranks high in the world, but in a not so good environment.

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Thank FernandoHermanny
Belo Horizonte
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Decent zoo. Not the cleanest I've seen, but decently laid out + the botanical garden in the same place.

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