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Address: Avenida Sao Jorge, 750 | Sao Jorge, Manaus, State of Amazonas 69033-000, Brazil
Phone Number:
+55 92 2125 6402

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Well mantainance

The zoo was very nice and well mantained. The animals were well taken care off. Nice place to visit with your kids and family.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the exhibits are quite good, but many are dissapointing however you do get a chance to see a jaguar and other animals. Unfortunately the jaguars are bored and in dissapointing cages, which really need some attention. There are other animals and birds you normally don't get to see, so there is some logic in visiting.t was free on... More 

Thank Anthony S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Great Zoo offering the opportunity to see local wildlife up close. I love the idea the Military who protect the Amazon maintains this Zoo, Really Nice!

Thank Senhorpowers
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I went to CIGS zoo to see the animals up close as I couldn't see them clearly in the Amazon jungle. My highlight was seeing the Toucan up close and interacting with the friendly soldiers in the area. When I visited, animals I remember present were the black panther, jaguar, 2 species of toucan, several monkey species, an anaconda, a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

CIGS was easily accessible in central Manaus. I believe i became familar with the zoo and military compound after the unfortunate death of their jaguar Juma during the Olympic Torch relay ceremony. This did not have to happen and Rio Olympic committee failed to honour this resident that so symbolizes Brasil - but that is another story. The Onca (... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

The zoo was very nice and well mantained. The animals were well taken care off. Nice place to visit with your kids and family.

Thank Atacho
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This zoo is located next to the Brazil military base. The military runs the zoo. It's a nice zoo. All the animals are native to Brazil. If you're Manaus and need some time to kill, try the zoo.

Thank Devon M
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of monkeys, macaus and exotic cats. Aquarium is small but the bug and butterfly area is decent. Signage is good not great. Musa amazonia is much better. This should be your third choice for a zoo (after impa).

Thank mhawxhu2
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

As you first walk into the zoo it is a bit disappointing. Several Buildings not open. Some areas not inviting to sit and relax in (which is what zoos in North America are like)Walk further and it gets better. Beautiful birds on display. Snakes. Monkey area is very nice. The jaguar area is under construction. You can see the elevated... More 

Thank Aeropeeper
Miami, Florida
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Was a great relaxing stop... Enjoyed the animals... Not a full day event... Not the San Diego Zoo... but much more enjoyable than expected... Not a large park.

Thank Happy H
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The name of the zoo is Centro De Instrucao De Guerra Na Selva Divisao Veternaria or CIGS Zoological for short. So not to confuse, there is also a small zoo on the grounds of Hotel Tropical out by Ponta Negra and also the INPA-Bosque da Ciencia (Instituto Nacional de Pesquisa da Amazonia) which is approximately 30 minutes north of downtown... More 

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