Sao Paulo citizens came in great numbers, to witness the opening of the cities new ZOO.
Sao Paulo citizens came in great numbers, to witness the opening of the cities new ZOO. Aprox. 100.000 people visited the zoo on the first day, which was rainy and not inviting at all.
State governor Janio QUADROS, together with wife and daughter proceeded the opening, and went on foot, under the rain to visit the several hundred animals, birds and snakes that exist in the new garden.
A special expedition had been sent into the vast interior of Brazil in order to gather rare specimens for the new zoo. They came back with pumas, snakes, monkeys, birds, all kind of inhabitants of the immense and almost unknown forrests of the upper Amazon and interior of the state of Mato Grosso, where the animals can be found.
A week later, on a sunny holiday, we returned to the spot, to find it crowded with people, the zoo still being to infants what it has always been. A museum of brazilian fauna is also being built at the new zoo. Replica of landscapes to be found only on the Amazon can be seen there too. The new zoo's purpose is to be instructive, as well as recreative.
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