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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  • Really glad we took the time to visit the zoo. We took our time and walked through all parts of it - taking about 2.5 or 3 hours - BRING BUG SPRAY :) We then went back for the night tour. I feel its a...  more »
  • The Belize Zoo was a nice surprise. Lots of wildlife to see. Jaguars, Ocelot, Black Howler monkeys, and a beautiful Toucan were just some of what we saw. Great visit and well worth the small price of ...  more »
  • This was ok to see, I did like how everything was natural and not made up cages. They did have some animals, but not a huge variety. I think they said 20 or so different animals. MAKE SURE TO BRING BU...  more »
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  • This was an amazing experience. The zoo focuses on conservation and all the animals are either here for rehab, or because they can no longer survive on their own in the wild. For this reason, it was built into the jungle, so everyone is in a habitat that they're used to. We did three of the extra experiences - feeding a tapir, feeding toucans, and a close up with a baby jaguar. You can also spend time with an adult jaguar, but it's measurably more expensive (though, I'd guess, completely worth it - if I were to go back, i I'd go in on it). Having a chance to be so close to such beautiful animals really gives you a great appreciation for them. The care takers are all so passionate about the animals in their charge, too. They were eager to show off their knowledge and made it evident that the people here truly love these critters. I was honestly blown away by this place. If you have a half to a full day, this visit is a must.
  • Animals aren't taken out of the wild so if that's your concern, no worries. If your sensitive to bugs put it on before you enter, especially if it's during the rainy season and ESPECIALLY if you're visiting right after it rained. Wheel chair accessible so you can roll through. I LOVE how they've merged wheel chair accessibility with an authentic in the jungle experience.
  • 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
  • Absolutely great zoo. One of the best I've ever been too. Loads of mad animals I didn't even know existed. It seems pretty honest too with mainly rescues etc.
  • The zoo is exceptional... Do the guided tour if at all possible. Carlos does a very nice tour and you'll see more animals as they know him. Go for it... Great tour, great zoo!
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