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Belize Zoo

Mile 29, George Price/Western Highway, Belize City, Belize
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Belize City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This zoo features a variety of the animals native to Belize including over 500 species of birds like the Harpy Eagle and King Vulture.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Luling, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favorite zoos. The Belizeans take a native animal, put it in a natural habitat and let you visit. There aren't huge fences and glass to keep you out, you really get to be immersed. The animals all look healthy and well taken care of.

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Spring, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

For all the people that complain that the Belize Zoo isn't what they expected from a zoo, I say... Foo... It is better than a big city zoo in so many ways. For one, everything in the zoo is a native animal (zoos in the States don't do that because they haven't realized the value of educating people about what... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Dealing with the lady in charge of booking this tour was not the highlight! She was short in her email responses and it almost felt as if I was bothering her? In some emails she was sweet as pie and in others it felt uncomfortable. All that aside, the Nocturnal Tour was amazing! We arrived right when the sky got... More

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The feeling of the zoo was was not bringing animals into a viewing habitat but rather you are being taken into theirs. it was nice to see playful and friendly animals that were well taken care of.

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Austin, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

we took a tour of the zoo from our cruise ship. the zoo isnt a traditional zoo, it only has native belizian animals and none of the animals are taken from the wild. the animals are all basically rescues,either peoples "pets",injured,born at the zoo etc.. its fairly small but well worth the trip I wish we had had more time... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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74 reviews 74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Despite it's rather small size you can spend some time here as the exhibits give the animals a lot of space to rest and you might want to wait for them to come out. Go early in the morning (opens at 8:30) or in the afternoon to catch most of the action. Most of Belizean's wildlife is there, including the... More

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Chandler, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stopped at the Belize Zoo on a transition day, after spending several days in Placencia. It was right on the way back toward the airport and our next stop in Burrell Boom. You can see the whole zoo in about 2 hours. The big plus is the animals are all in natural jungle habitats. They basically carved a zoo... More

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Brooklyn, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The zoo was really nice, all animals have a back story to it (how and why they were saved etc.) We saw tapirs, spider monkeys, howler monkeys, tucans, jaguars and more. Spend the 5 extra dollars to get an up close experience with the black tiger- it's worth it! You get to to go into a small cage within the... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Travelled in August 2014 with the family of 5, 8, 10 yr olds and they loved the zoo. Walked the entire zoo in about 1.5 hrs, even sat and watched the monkeys and jaguar for a while. The café had good food to satisfy the kids. Well worth it.

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northern california
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55 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A definite highlight of our trip to Belize. They have mostly rescued animals, and serve as a major wildlife education center for the people and children of Belize. Inhabitants include a magnificent black jaguar rescued from near starvation in an abandoned upscale tourist hotel, a blind tapir... the animals on view seem to understand that they have been helped, unlike... More

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