This zoo, which may be seen in a ninety-minute tour, offers a great option for those who do not dare to climb up to the top of the Sugar Loaf.
The station, which shelters species from the area as well as from various locations on the continent, was created in 1980 and designed as a modern zoo that would ensure good life quality for its dwellers and offer education about animal rights and environmental protection.
Thus, once they start the way uphill, visitors get past the most diverse species. In addition to a large ophidiarium, the station features a wide array of mammal species, among which capybara, foxes, ferrets, cougars and jaguars stand out.
A large variety of birds may also be observed during this tour: geese, ducks, flamingos, chajás and storks are some of the most eye-catching.
Several labyrinths may also be accessed while going around the station. They are covered by thick delicious vegetation and shelter certain birds and other animal species.
The trails around the zoo bear high beautiful scenes, such as different kinds of trees -especially eucalyptus- and plants.
The station lies five kilometers away from downtown Piriápolis and is open to visitors free of all charges.