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The Belize Zoo, Belize City

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.6/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web
Observe a wealth of native species of Belize at The Belize Zoo, a site that encompasses 12 hectares (29 acres) of tropical savannah. The facility aims to foster at-risk animals and educate the public on the creatures in the region. Learn about the animals and their habitats, including pumas, ocelots, and the harpy eagle, plus ways that their homes can be sustained. You can book a guided tour that includes the opportunity to get very close to, or interact with, the animals here. Make The Belize Zoo a part of your Belize City vacation plans using our Belize City tour planner.
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  • While cruising on the Carnival Dream last week, my wife and I visited Belize City. We had prearranged with the folks at Belize Adventure Hunters ( ) to visit the zoo a...  read more »
  • Ok, so we have been to a few zoos in the US, and they are fun... But let's be honest, it always seems like the animals are asleep... It is a huge deal if the elephant moves his trunk, or the monkey sc...  read more »
  • The Belize Zoo is a place anyone young or old shouldn't miss when visiting Belize. We have been all over the country and only seen a small few of the animals we saw in the zoo. The tapir, the jaguar, ...  read more »
  • The Belize Zoo is such a great experience. They zoo keepers are all very well informed and genuinely excited about their jobs. We took the night tour (I highly recommend) which meant that we had a private tour guide taking us through the zoo at night. This is when the cat are more active and it was amazing to see how they interacted with the zoo keepers and would do tricks for food. All animals at the zoo are rescues and the zoo's primary mission is to reintroduce these animals into the wild or, if thats not possible, use them for education.
  • Such a great place! The zoo is really natural as the animals are in their natural environment. The diverse fauna is great and you are able to see the animals quite close. Sometimes you'll find a zookeeper interact with one of the jaguars. Truly, the zoo is spectacular.
  • Great place to go if you are visiting Belize, I highly recommend the food there, the burger and fries combo is DELISH! I would also buy the souvenirs there, I didn't know they would be that cheap so I didn't bring any money with me which I regret! They sell this awesome "I brake for tapirs" sticker there, I wish I would have bought it! Overall, the animals seem really happy and the staff is also genuinely welcoming. Would definitely go back here in the future!
  • Stop by for a few hours to get up close and personal with the native animals of Belize. We were amazed to find most of the animals right up front at the tranquil and lush the Belize Zoo. This is not a commercial experience but clearly a labor of love and dedication to the very impressive local fauna.
  • We really enjoyed our visit to the Belize zoo. We signed up for the excursion with jaguar Jr. Buddy and it turned out to be the highlight of the trip for my wife. The zoo is medium sized but has a great selection of Belize animals. It is clear these folks really care about the animals of Belize and they are worth supporting. Go visit them... you won't be disappointed!
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