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Community Baboon Sanctuary

Address: Belize
Phone Number: 501-660-3545
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
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Owner description: This reserve is home to more than 1000 howler monkeys and other animals.
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Sofia, Bulgaria
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This is only a small trail in the jungle. The good part is that there is a great chance to see monkeys.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

While I was somewhat disappointed with the size of the museum here and the length of the tour of the habitat (about 20 minutes), seeing howler monkeys in their natural habitat made me appreciate Belize and how in tune with nature the country is. The sanctuary itself is actually just land that local farmers set aside to preserve the monkey... More

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Seattle, WA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you want to see (and hear!) Howler Monkeys in the wild, there may be no better place in the world. My licensed guide from the Sanctuary, Geraldine Fermin, was both knowledgeable and fun - I can't recommend her enough - and put me right next to the monkeys every day.

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Kingston, Ontario
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305 reviews 305 reviews
55 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a community cooperative that has agreed to protect forest on their land to preserve wild Howler Monkey (misnamed Baboons by the original settlers) habitat. The centre is at the far end of Bermundan Landing on the left side of the road. Admission Iis 7 US which gives you a 45 min guided tour. Inside the museum are live... More

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The gentleman who took us out in the jungle was very knowledgeable and took his time showing us and teaching us about the Howler monkey's. He located the Howlers within minutes and before we knew it we were surrounded. It was such an incredible experience seeing them and how they act in their natural habitat. I would definitely do it... More

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New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
32 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Visited one of the CBS villages as part of a private tour. We met the eco-guide who walked with us to the wooded area across from the visitor's center to find the monkeys. She explained the history behind CBS and then proceeded to tell us about the monkeys. In order to locate the monkeys she began to imitate the monkey's... More

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Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
75 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You will hear howlers monkeys across so much of Belize but very rarely will you have the chance of seeing them. This wonderful community have created an environment in which the howler monkeys have become habituated to humans, rather than being dependent on them, and they know where the different family groups are each day. Wandering through somebody's garden to... More

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Albany, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

During my recent trip to Belize (my 15th), I took a small group to the Community Baboon Sanctuary. It is a shame I have waited this long to visit! The guides (family!) welcomed us with smiles and truly made us feel free to engage with all parts of the tour. Through their story telling and open heart for this unique... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Superb guide (Mr Robert) will teach you about the community and the animals they all pledge to protect in this amazing example of local collaboration. Get up close to those monkeys and along the way learn about the medicinal benefits of ants and plants! Amazing!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is such an important and interesting example of community-based conservation. With the local communities working together to protect the black howlers' habitat, these magnificent animals roam freely as they will. There calls are eerie and wonderful, and belie the gentle nature of the species. The sanctuary center itself does a great job with education about the monkeys, but goes... More

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