RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Quinta da Boa Vista Park is much more than the zoo. This area has plenty of history to be recounted.
During the 16th and 17th centuries, the region where Quinta da Boa Vista is located today was a Jesuit farm. In 1759, the friars were removed from the place and the area was taken over by landowners.
The years went by and only one man assumed responsibility for the entire area that today comprises . . .