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The Belize Zoo

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Address: Mile 29, George Price Highway, Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: +501 822-8000
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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: The Belize Zoo is an institution that cares for over 150 native wildlife...
The Belize Zoo is an institution that cares for over 150 native wildlife, and promotes Conservation, Education, Recreation, and Research. It is also the first nature destination in Belize that is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. We are committed to the conservation of Belize's wildlife and its habitats through the establishment of a well maintained zoological facility and education center, both poised to bring about a greater environmental awareness to the people living in Belize, and to visitors from abroad. TBZ believes that by bringing the people closer to the animals, which are their natural heritage, they will feel proud of these special resources, and wish to protect them for future generations. All Zoo "residents" were once pets; donated to the Zoo; rescues found injured, abandoned or orphaned and brought in rehabilitation; or born at the Zoo. The Belize Zoo receives no financial support from the Government of Belize, and generates funding to care for its residents through admission fees, tours, donations, and adoption and membership programs.
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With an informed guide, the zoo is great

Loved knowing the stories behind the animal's intake into the zoo and of course, the story of the zoo that is home to animals that got hurt, etc. And couldn't survive in the wild... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Loved knowing the stories behind the animal's intake into the zoo and of course, the story of the zoo that is home to animals that got hurt, etc. And couldn't survive in the wild. Anice collection of interesting animals and their natural habitats.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This was one of the attractions that we saw over and over as a MUST DO on many sites! It's not directly in Belize City as I was lead to believe. If you are in Belize city and traveling anywhere I would highly recommend it! You will see all native animals in their natural environment. I am a naturalist and... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I loved the fact that it was mostly flat although the bathrooms were not really wheelchair accessible and not within the compound but freestanding at the end of an unpaved path. But within the zoo there were paved wheelchair accessible paths above the flow of the rain. Lots of large cats and other mammals as well as numerous birds. Even... More 

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Roseland, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This is one of the finest zoos I have ever visited. It is not large, but the animals at the zoo represent the major mammals, birds and reptiles of Belize. Moreover, the cages and habitat are so natural you feel that you are walking though the jungle wilderness. The black Jaguar and Tapirs were the highlight for us. The zoo... More 

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Bocca di Magra, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

On an educational trip to Belize, we were lucky enough to squeeze in a side trip to the zoo. It is a world class zoo, well planned out and diverse. The history of it is just as amazing, read up on it if you can. The animals are well taken care of and seem pretty darn happy.

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Cadillac, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This zoo was a lot of fun. It was really neat to see the local animals. My favorite part was feeding the toucans. There was a lot of nice volunteers there too telling you about the exhibits. Only downside was the bathrooms, they were pretty dirty by american standards.

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San Ignacio, Belize
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The Belize Zoo is and amazing zoo with all native animals of Belize.The Belize Zoo is like a natural reserve.Walking through the zoo makes you feel like your in nature,surrounded by tree an beautiful animals of Belize.It is Belize greatest attraction to visit.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped at The Belize Zoo on our way to the airport to fly home & we are so glad we did! Unlike any zoo we have ever been....the cages were minimal in security & a little scary. There was a monkey walking around & hung out with us, much to our delight, until one of the zoo workers came... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice local Zoo with native and foreign animals and plants, a simple 1/2 day experience while in Belize City

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The zoo had a variety of different animals if you could get past the mosquitoes. The zoo is part of the jungle that has different areas fenced off so that the animals can thrive in their natural habitat. Be sure to put on lots of mosquito repellant or wear long pants and sleeves. You may be able to hold a... More 

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Additional Information about The Belize Zoo

Address: Address: Mile 29, George Price Highway, Belize City, Belize
Phone Number: +501 822-8000
Location: Central America  >  Belize  >  Belize District  >  Belize City
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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