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Address: George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize
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+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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great half day educational exploration

I was so impressed with the Belize Zoo. I do think that most Americans would think of it as more of an animal sanctuary vs. a zoo (with thoughts of Omaha or San Diego as a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was so impressed with the Belize Zoo. I do think that most Americans would think of it as more of an animal sanctuary vs. a zoo (with thoughts of Omaha or San Diego as a comparison). I highly recommend getting a guided tour - Jamaal was fabulous. He was a wealth of knowledge but more importantly was the connection... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the zoo. My teen age son saw two Harpy Eagles. We saw jaguars, trapin, spider monkeys and more. So worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Belize Zoo isn't really a zoo but a sanctuary for animals that have been injured or would not be able to survive in the wild other wise. The habitats for the animals were perfect for each animal and they took great care of them. This is also a place of information and conservancy. Educating the Belizean people about the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little zoo. Don't expect the big city zoo experience because you won't find it here, which is partly what makes it so great. It's a little tired and tatty, and I say that in the nicest way, I liked that, the animals all looked well and healthy. Loved that you could walk right around most of the habitats on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

More exiting than most N.A. zoos, in that there are large habitats for each of the animal groups, and you are literally within a foot of the animals though the fencing. Well run, and very attentive to the animals in their care. A must visit if you are in the Belize City area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of beautiful animals in well-maintained cages. Sometimes zoos in developing areas are pretty sad, but this one is well maintained and clean. It seems like the animals have plenty of room and we didn't see any sad faces. If you can, join one of the zoo guides or follow a group .. the guides are allowed to feed the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a tour of the zoo and really enjoyed our visit. You can get close to the animals so need to make sure your kids don't stick their fingers in through the fence. Best to go on a day the cruise ships are not in port.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our niece arranged for our group to have a night tour at the zoo. That was really cool! Our guide, Jamal, was great! Two of our grandchildren were with, and he shared so much information with them and with all of us, that I feel they learned more here than they would have at school. He asked them questions about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a friend's recommendation. 2 nd favourite thing we did in Belize. I like the fact that some of the animals are rescues. They all seem well loved. A lovely way to spent a day. We spent 3 hours walking around and took our time. Food in cafe was good and fairly priced. We also bought a few... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your typical zoo. All rescued animals. They were all beautiful and well cared for. This was a quick stop for us and it was pretty hot but super easy to get to and staff were welcoming. I loved the chatty harpy eagle but my favorite was playing with and petting the tapirs. Such funny little animals! Well worth the... More 

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