The Belize Zoo, La Democracia

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#1 of 15 in Parks in Belize District
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 fantastic. The facilities are awesome and there is a wide array of animals. The animals are well taken care of.  more »
  • We did this as part of a shore excursion for our cruise. It is set in the jungle so it was very hot as we arrived in the afternoon. Most of the animals were sleeping but we did get to see quite a few....  more »
  • This zoo is amazing. Carved into the jungle and housing native Belizian animals. Clean, well taken care of and so much fun to tour. So cool to see animals native to the area.  more »
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  • Visited on our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. Love that it's a haven for rescue animals. Sharon has done an amazing job with the animals and the facility. We took the Directors Tour which was amazing. Seeing the wildlife up close and personal was a once in a lifetime experience. The adoration they show for her is incredible. Definitely looking forward to another visit in the future
  • Great place to visit to see native animals of Belize. If you're from the US, you'll notice that safety guidelines are not the same! There were many opportunities that a less wise person could have taken to stick their fingers in the enclosure of a jaguar, so mind those in your party if they are the type of people that like to ignore "do not touch" signs. I also liked that each animal had a background of how they came to be at the zoo, and the writing format reminded me of Dr. Seuss.
  • Wonderful zoo! The animals are all rescues from the surrounding areas, and are very well kept in enclosures that resemble their native habitat. The jaguars are beautiful and amazing. It's nice to see other cats as well as the macaws, and other animals native to the area. We will be back here for sure.
  • Being a tourist in my own country the Belize Zoo is always a treat to visit. The various animals the countless vacationers you meet and the excellent service granted by the workers. I particularly enjoy that unlike other zoos that ar just cages and cement walls out Belize Zoo's location allows for the animals to thrive in a natural habitat, they never really left the wild.
  • Great zoo with native Belize animals on display. The animal enclosures are well put together and the animals are spectacular. The staff was knowledgeable and very friendly. They offer encounters for a small fee to get up close with some of jaguars. I was surprised how many types of animals they actually had.
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