Zoo Santo Inácio
Zoo Santo Inácio is the largest and greenest zoo in Northern Portugal and is located only 10 minutes away from Porto, at Vila Nova de Gaia. With barely more than a decade of existence and more than 1 million visitors, Zoo Santo Inácio is already the reference zoo in Northern Portugal.
THE PRESERVATION OF SPECIES AS AN AIM
Zoo Santo Inácio is internationally renownedby its quality and is one of the few Portuguese zoos that participates together with EAZA (European Aquarium and Zoo Association) in European programs of preservation of endangered species who live at the zoo, such as: Asiatic lion, snow leopard, Humboldt penguin, cheetah, camel, pigmy hypo, Siberian tiger, among others.
WILD LIFE IN NATURALIZED HABITATS
The protection of wild life and the well being of our animals are the main concern of the Zoo Santo Inácio. Thus all animals live in specially conceived naturalized habitats recreating the
conditions of their native area in the wild. The creation of these habitats enables them to live in the best conditions so that they show their healthy state and their genuine behaviors. The large green layouts are home to about 800 animals belonging to 260 species and provide Zoo Santo Inácio with an unique appeal.
AWARENESS AND EDUCATION
The zoo receives annually as guests about 120 thousand children and adults who share with the zoo their love for nature and biodiversity. The close look at wild life, the observation and awareness for the role of each animal in nature through memorable moments will help to create in the citizens an environmental concern and a larger sensibility for environment protection.
At Zoo Santo Inácio you may attend demonstrations of the natural behavior of certain animals. It is an interactive way of understanding and respecting wild life.
Demonstration of birds of prey
Demonstration of reptiles
Demonstration “Wild Life”
Feeding the penguins
Feeding the lemurs
Feeding the otters
Feeding the Asian Lions
800 animals from 260 species of the 5 continents – Lions Tunnel – tropical house – reptile house – primates kingdom – children farm
Parties and animations for the whole family.
HAVING A BREAK AT THE ZOO
Zoo Santo Inácio has three restaurant areas and a picnic zone.
The new picnic area may welcome 500 visitors in a relaxed environment. It comprises also a playground and toilets.
With two terraces and a room on the top floor, the Zoo Restaurant has capacity for 250 people. Open all year, it is an ideal place to take a break during your visit and enjoy an economical meal.
Open all year, the Lake Bar as a beautiful terrace with a wonderful view for the Lemur Island. The perfect place to rest and can have light and tasty snack.
Open from March to October, the Savannah Bar has a fantastic terrace with a view over the Douro River and the African Savannah, where visitors can relax and enjoy a fresh drink or a snack.
AGENDA OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR DAILY ATTRACTIONS*
Feeding the asiatic lions 10.30 a.m.
Feeding the penguins 11.00 a.m.
Birds of prey demonstration 11.30 a.m.
Feeding the otters 1.15 p.m.
Reptile demonstration 2.00 p.m.
Wild life demonstration 3.00 p.m.
Feeding the penguins 3.45 p.m.
Birds of prey demonstration 4.00 p.m.
Feeding the lemurs 4.30 p.m. (winter) 6.00 p.m. (summer)
Feeding the asian lions 5.30 p.m. (summer)
* There may be some alterations in the timetable due to meteorological, operational, or technical difficulties, animal well being or any other reason.
Children up to 2 years old (0-2 Y.O.) Free – (até 3 children for adult/sénior)
Children (3-12 Y.O.) 9,50€ – Price per person
Adult (13-64 Y.O.) 14,50€
Senior (65 Y.O. or more) 12,00€
All attractions and demonstrations included in the price.
GPS N41º 09′ 27.48” W8º 53′ 75.15″
Rua 5 de outubro, 4503
4430-809 Avintes | V.N. Gaia | Portugal
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