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Address: Mile 29, George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize
Phone Number: +501 822-8000
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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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Was surprised how nice this zoo is. Very much worth a trip. They have all sorts of unique animals from the region, most of which were rescued in one way or another. We'll stop in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was surprised how nice this zoo is. Very much worth a trip. They have all sorts of unique animals from the region, most of which were rescued in one way or another. We'll stop in again when we return to Belize.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've visited the zoo several times in the past and it's always fun to visit with Belize newbies and enjoy the sights and sounds through their eyes. The signs really set the stage but the animals steal the show.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This unique jungle zoo is a great place to see native, endangered species in their own habitats. The night tour was especially great! We were able to interact with several of the five species of wild cats who are nocturnal as well as the crocodile, owls, tapirs and others. This is highly recommended.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Belize Zoo on November 19th and did the Director's Tour on the advice of our travel agent (thank you to Katie Valk!). It was a bit pricey, but the money goes to a wonderful cause. We were able to encounter an amazing number of animals and hear their stories. Watching them come running when Ms. Matola called... More 

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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This zoo is more of a rescue. Animals can get up against the fences so caution is advised. My young grandsons who are now living in Belize love the place.

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netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both loved it. It is sad that it has to be this way but it is a great thing these animals get taken care of so well. The exhibits are spacious and being all local animals most of them are in their perfect natural habitat......

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The zoo is a great place to visit. Suggest you get a tour guide for the zoo, makes the tour more interesting.

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Bonifay, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice small zoo, in the jungle. We were there in October the heat was bad. they have a small food and drink bar.

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small zoo that started as a rescue project, this is quite amazing. It might also be the only opportunity you have to see a jaguar in Belize. The animals are well cared for and all have been rescued. This is a great project that deserves the support of travelers and locals. It is a little off the beaten path... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our trip to the Belize Zoo was simply incredible. We had the privilege of doing the VIP tour with Sharon Matola for several hours one afternoon, and it was the best zoo experience I have ever had! We got up close to Junior the Jaguar, fed Runt the Toucan, got to pet Indy the Tapir and feed Harpy the eagle,... More 

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