TheÂ Sao Paulo AquariumÂ (in Portuguese: Aquario de Sao Paulo) is located in the Ipiranga neighborhood, in the southeastern part of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Established in 2006, the Sao Paulo Aquarium is the largest aquarium in Latin America and the first themed aquarium in South America. It has more than 3,000 animals from approximately 300 species.
One of its main attraction are the sharks, rays and fish of the Amazon. The Sao Paulo Aquarium displays not only marine creatures, but there are also reptiles, birds, mammals and dinosaur replicas.
With 9,000 square meters of space and 2 million liters of water, the aquarium is divided into several different themes.
Freshwater fish & Amazon Rainforest
This section of the aquarium is dedicated to the Amazon Rainforest and the freshwater species of it. Here youâ€™ll find fish of the Amazon, lizards, iguanas, anacondas, and the famous albino caiman (alligators) from the wetland region of Pantanal, which has made the Sao Paulo Aquarium internationally known since they are the only albino caiman exhibited in the world.
In this saltwater aquarium you can view rays, eels and one of the main attractions of the aquarium are its sharks, where you can get a complete view through the transparent glass.
Dinosaur Valley & Paleontology Museum
The Dinosaur valley features giant replicas of dinosaurs and other pre-historic creatures. Youâ€™ll also walk through the Paleontological Museum that feature dinosaur skeletons. After that there are giant bats from Java Island of Indonesia, which measaure up to two meters from wing to wing.
The mammals section takes you through the aquatic mammals of the Amazon jungle. Here you will see otters, anteaters, seals, and Amazonian manatees.