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Address: Mile 29, George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize
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+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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Great zoo that teaches you about the culture! You will see lots of tapir.

This zoo is filled with local animals and functions as a conservation. They rescue animals in need of rehabilitation and a new home. It is worth the journey. You will see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Matthew D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This zoo is filled with local animals and functions as a conservation. They rescue animals in need of rehabilitation and a new home. It is worth the journey. You will see jaguars, howler monkeys, and much more!

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Thank Matthew D
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stopped at the Belize Zoo on our way to the Cayo district from the International Airport. The zoo is on the Western Highway 45 minutes west of the airport or Belize City. We are so happy we stopped to check it out. It is home to a fascinating collection of animals and birds all hosted in... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were pleased with the number and variety of animals we saw at this zoo. The monkeys were active and fun to watch! The staff was feeding some of them, and it is good to see that the animals are well cared for. After seeing the tapir signs along the roads, we were pleased to see a few at the... More 

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Thank gaminwoman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We traveled to Belize on the Carnival Magic. Once in port we booked an excursion to the Belize zoo. The ride was long but we were able to view the city and rural areas of Belize. The zoo is a refuge for animals that have been abandoned or hurt. There are many different types of animals to see that are... More 

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Thank Wendy M
South America
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This zoo is great. There is plenty of space for the animals and they seem to be treated very well. The trails in the zoo is in a rainforest environment and they are shaded by trees, so it is possible to enjoy the zoo even if the sun is tough. Due to the heavy vegetation it can be a little... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little zoo, does a lot of conservation. Most of the animals are rescued that cannot go back to the wild.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved our visit to the zoo! We had stayed the night at the zoo lodge/TEC - another amazing place! We did the jaguar encounter while here, which was obviously a highlight, but the zoo was great on its own also. Not too huge - just right - the animals really have space here. It is clean, well kept and... More 

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Manvel, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This little zoo is such a unique experience, especially if you have been to zoos in the US and have been so far away from the animals that you could barely see them, or couldn't see them at all, because they wouldn't come out. At the Belize Zoo, you COULD literally touch the animals. They only have animals there that... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop by the Belize Zoo on our way to the airport on our last day in Belize. I have been wanting to see a jaguar in its natural habitat and was hoping we would encounter one on our varied nature tours but we didn't, so off the zoo we went. I read that the animals in this... More 

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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If all zoo's were like this I wouldn't hate them. All animals have their own story and are allowed to be who they are. Amazing enclosures, so spacious! They all looked great. This zoo is a zoo the way it should be. Nothing more, nothing less. High educational character!

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