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The Belize Zoo

Mile 29, George Price/Western Highway, Belize City, Belize
+501 822-8000
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Belize City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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asheville, nc
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

It's been a few years but one of my best experiences was a hands on visit feeding Junior the Jaguar. I see his photo on their main page and it brought back amazing memories. I suggest it to anyone. Your in a cage in his cage completely safe. So beautiful and amazing. Due to the date frame I just picked... More

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Sofia, Bulgaria
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

I love the fact that there are only local animals at the zoo. Cages are big and very close to the animals natural habitat. It's worth a visit.

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Top Contributor
231 reviews 231 reviews
46 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Just perfect for Belize, run by courageous animal activists who have been in the country for decades and came up with the idea for the zoo to house animals that were left over from a wildlife documentary that was made many years ago. The whole zoo is accessible to handicapped persons, strollers, and is a great place to bring children.... More

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Mesa Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Gorgeous animals! You can get up close and the animals seem almost as interested in checking out their visitors as we were in admiring them. One of the highlights of our trip!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We had so much fun at the zoo! All the people were so nice and helpful, and the animals were beautiful! They have central and south american leopards which are especially beautiful. All the animals have been rescued, and all the enclosures are appropriate sizes and the animal's natural habitats. A lot of fun and educational.

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Seattle, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Really enjoyed this little zoo. The staff is really dedicated too the animals Hearing the howler at night was really scary and intense So glad they saved lucky boy and all the other critters

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San Francisco, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the animal enclosures and informational displays - really well done! As others have noted, this is a wonderful sanctuary for animals that would not otherwise survive. All of the animals are rescues and none more remarkable than Lucky Boy the black jaguar who was saved from starvation. For about $5 US I had the most... More

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Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I'm not in favour of zoos. I actually am quite opposed to them. The Belize Zoo is definitely an exception. The animals displayed no signs of stress, were able to 'hide' from public viewing if wanted, and displayed natural behaviours (which included a sneaky little jungle cat spraying his territory and me in projectile range).

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We stopped here on our way back to the airport and really enjoyed ourselves. For a small additional fee to support the conservation efforts and the zoo, visitors can have encounters with the animals. This allows you to get a much better look at the animals (especially the cats who are typically hiding) as the staff members feed them.

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Brunswick, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I did not book a day tour instead the family decided for us to rent a car. So we got the rental for a Couple of days. We just drove there and enjoyed a family outing. Great zoo

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