The Belize Zoo, La Democracia

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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. See The Belize Zoo and all La Democracia has to offer by arranging your trip with our La Democracia trip itinerary maker website .
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  • The Belize zoo is a warren of clean, paved trails wending from one animal enclosure to the next. I found the enclosures large and roomy enough to not feel depressed at seeing animals in captivity (esp...  more »
  • Unlike most zoos, all the animals in this sanctuary have been rescued or were born from breeding programs at the site. It's a lovely natural environment that tries to educate people and preserve the h...  more »
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  • Great tour, not your usual zoo but more of a rescue zoo. Well worth the effort and cost. It is even handicap accessible to a point. Great for kids too. Bring your bug spray. Most of the animals are used to people and will come out of the habitat for viewing. They live in a very natural setting. Some are injured and couldn't make it in the wild.
  • One of the most fun zoo experiences I've ever had! The animals all seem to be thriving in their habitats, from what I understand almost all of them were rescued or born in captivity. Many of them seem to really enjoy interacting with humans, I assume because of their experience being rehabilitated or in some cases, former lives as pets. It's cool to be able to get so close to animals that appear bright and full of vigour.
  • Terrific experience at the zoo! All the animals are native to Belize, so if you didn't get to see that elusive animal in the wild, this is your place. We were joined part way through our day by one of the zoo keepers who told us all about each animal, and even called many of them out of their comfy hiding places so we could see them up close. He taught a few of the jaguars and other animals tricks, so we were educated and entertained! When we were originally planning out the activities to do in Belize, we thought we would pass on the zoo; after all, we've been to many zoos before, right? But, when we got to Belize, we heard other tourists talk about how much they liked the zoo, so we decided to go. Best decision!!! It is a must see attraction in Belize!
  • Unlike any other zoo I have been to in America! The animals are really living in their natural habitat with hardly any fences. Its amazing how close you get to stand to the animals! Wear bug spary though! This was the only place in Belize I got eatten by mosquitoes and I spent 3 days at a jungle resort. Definitely a must go to even if its a real quick stop.
  • I don't usually like zoos, but The Belize Zoo is quite unique. Animals that very unique and an environment that is quite in the middle of nature, not sterile and uninviting like so many others. If you can spring for the $50 tour, it's worth it. The guide feeds the animals as you go so you can see then up close. Good stuff!
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