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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. Make The Belize Zoo a part of your La Democracia vacation plans using our La Democracia tour planner.
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  • Went to the zoo and arranged a tour with the director in advance. It was the only reason we went to the mainland of Belize rather than just out to the islands. What an amazing experience! All the anim...  more »
  • This is a very small zoo which has many of the local wild animals including monkeys and wild cats. While small it is worth the visit.  more »
  • They have many animals, hippos, Jaguars... etc. The Aviary is sensational. very developed all over the place. I really liked.
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Loved my first time here with my family. It was our first time in Belize and my Mom said that we needed to See this Zoo since we seen every other Zoo like the LA Zoo, and San Deigo Zoo. So our first time here we got to see the jaguar up close. Man it was so dope I will never forget that moment in my life.
  • 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!
  • 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.