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The Belize Zoo

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Open today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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“local animals”(58 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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize
+501 822-8000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My tour group enjoyed our tour of the Belize Zoo. It's a modest zoo with lots of native rescue animals. We were impressed with the tour and variety of animals. The zoo is small, but in great shape. The flowers and shrubbery are beautiful. The...More

Thank greenehalltam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun activity without taking up the entire day. Small zoo, but all the animals were easy to see and all seemed content as their habitat seemed very natural. Seeing the jaguar up close was the highlight of our visit to the zoo.

Thank Axl_Dawg
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We fell in love with this place! The kids were in awe with the animals and couldn’t believe that it was there to help animals and not hurt them:). They loved that it was a sanctuary for animals and kept saying that “This is how...More

Thank Elena t
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is beautiful and more of a sanctuary than a typical zoo. The grounds are beautiful, the staff warm and welcoming and the animals seem very happy. We watched the jaguars playing and rolling around, they actually seemed to be as interested in us...More

Thank CuriousGypsies
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a person who takes zoos seriously and is always skeptical of animals in cages, I was pleasantly surprised by this wonderful little zoo. Tucked away under the canopy of trees, these local animals have very nice accommodations and seem to be well cared for...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Belize Zoo is a sanctuary and refuge. It is small, and a great deal of attention is paid to the animals and the guests. I recommend this for an intimate animal experience.

Thank mused78
Reviewed 1 week ago

After enjoying the amazing Belizean zoo and learning about the animals from the country, we went to the restaurant and gift shop. In the gift shop, I found a book for purchase with the price referenced on the book. I purchased it, along with several...More

1  Thank teresahelmick13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very neat place tucked into the jungle. By American standards it was a small zoo...but all animals were native to Belize! Not very busy which was a huge plus! The restaurant on grounds was very good and very affordable!

Thank mitchell m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Belize Zoo is fantastic. The facilities are awesome and there is a wide array of animals. The animals are well taken care of.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this as part of a shore excursion for our cruise. It is set in the jungle so it was very hot as we arrived in the afternoon. Most of the animals were sleeping but we did get to see quite a few. The...More

1  Thank DeniseWayne
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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 bradreeder | Reviewed this property |
They do take credit cards. The acfe food is fine - nothing fancy and not the greatest meal you will have in Belize, but a nice enough lunch (you are going for the animals, not out to lunch with friends for afternoon chat... More
January 31, 2018|
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Response from Kevin G | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I would recommend the day tour. It will give you the privilege to see more.