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The Belize Zoo

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Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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The Belize Zoo Admission Ticket
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The Belize Zoo Admission Ticket
From $15.00*
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  • Average5%
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“local animals”(62 reviews)
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize
+501 822-8000
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love love love the Belize zoo.... Nothing like the American zoos with all the cages. The zoo is small and not overwhelming for small children to walk. The greatest part was seeing many of the animals in their own habitats.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Shan W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to a lot of zoos bc my sister works at a zoo. Belize zoo was really nice for a small zoo in a small country. The animals looked happy and healthy. It was great to see native animals up close. I can see...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 449MeganG
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed walking around for a couple of hours. It is not a big zoo so you can see it all in 1-2 hours. The zoo’s focus on conservation and rescued animals is very good. I particularly enjoyed seeing the jaugar, crocodiles and monkeys. It...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 302lovefood
Reviewed 1 week ago

This zoo is not full of elephants and giraffes, but it is just as fun to visit. The jaguar walked right by us in his enclosure not two feet away. Beautiful macaws sit right next to you in their cages. The paths are in a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank kschroed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Belize Zoo as a part of a package trip. We don't normally care for zoos, but this was part of the itinerary for our trip from the airport to our resort. We were pleasantly surprised, as this is more...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank LoveTraveling411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From Macaws, monkeys, deer, sea turtles, crocodiles & much more........set in green, wooded area. Nice to walk through, shade on hot days due to vegetation. Learnt a lot from signs & write- ups. Highly recommend going!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Halia920
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is small, but well worth a visit! They have a lot of cute animals, all of which are native to Belize. Our highlights clearly were the leopards and the puma. We took the bus from Belize City to come here and it was...More

Thank p-aight
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The zoo is small but it is interesting and the animals are well taken care off. The best part of the visit was the jaguar encounter with Chiqui. A baby Jaguar that was rescued and now is taken cared by the soon. This encounter was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MarkM164
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a couple hours here on our first day in Belize. Saw amazing harpy eagles, toucans, a spectacled owl; howler monkeys; an enormous crocodile; etc. Most of the cats were sleeping (hot day), but we spotted some hiding. The zoo's mission is education and rehabilitation...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had several hours before my plane was leaving from Belize City and found a guide that was willing to take me to the zoo, keep my luggage in his car, and be my guide around the zoo while we were there. I got there...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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February 1, 2019|
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Response from Mbart13 | Reviewed this property |
I believe we paid $100 per person and it was well worth it. Contact the zoo through email—they are very responsive and helpful.
June 27, 2018|
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Response from Jamal A | Property representative |
Kindly email frontdesk @ belizezoo. org and they will gladly provide you with the cost of the different tours and encounters we offer. Thank you!
March 20, 2018|
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Response from Zooolie | Reviewed this property |
The daily special (chicken with rice&beans) was typical local food and was well above average for a tourist cafe.