LOCATION FOR BIRDWATCHING AND CONTACT WITH NATURE
BIOLOGY MUSEUM MELLO LEITÃO
The zoo parK is installed in an old country house called Anita, which used to belong to Augusto Ruschi’s Family. This área is located in the city centre of Santa Teresa, where you can find nomerous species of fauna and flora, including hummingbirds, squirrels, monkeys and many other gorgeous animals living freely.
The National Institute of the Atlantic Forest (INMA) is introducing a population awareness programme, which includes art/biological expositions and captive animals, present due to rescues and kept thanks to their inability of survival in the wild. This programme is receiving around 80 thousand visitors a year.
One of the main functions of the place, since its creation, is the action on scientific researches. The INMA/MBML is home to many important researches that contribute to the scientific advance related to biodiversity conservation.