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The Belize Zoo

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George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize
+501 822-8000
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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 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. In 2014, the Zoo became the first nature destination in the country accessible to persons with physical disabilities. 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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“night tour” (86 reviews)
“natural habitat” (76 reviews)
“native animals” (64 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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George Price Highway, La Democracia, Belize
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved visiting this zoo. It is not very big so is perfect for keeping your kids attention and getting a chance to see all the animals/birds/reptiles of Belize. The signs throughout the zoo are also really cute. We loved getting a closer to the spider...More

Thank Sarah S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here after landing in Belize City on the way to our hotel. It was a great introduction to the flora and fauna of the country. Small zoo, but well done. Natural habitats. all native animals. Especially the BUGS!! I got about 20 bug...More

Thank jswinks
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nicely laid out. Many varieties of animals and birds. Pretty much all the habitats are laid out so that the animals have plenty of room but it is also easy (with a bit of looking sometimes) to find and observe them. WATCH your ankles my...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two tours of the Belize Zoo. First we stayed overnight at the Tropical Education Center and enjoyed a night tour with a zookeeper. We saw puma, ocelot, Jaguar, owls, all the nocturnal creatures up close! The guide/zookeeper was very knowledgeable and answered all...More

Thank Terry S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small zoo, with wonderful exhibits. You should have at least an hour. Take water as it is hot and humid like a jungle. A very dedicated and knowledgeable staff are always happy to help.

Thank CharlieGOO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the Director's Tour with the founder of the Belize Zoo, Miss Sharon Matola. WORTH. EVERY. PENNY. What an unforgettable, once in a lifetime experience! Sharon's work for the animals and people of Belize are admirable, and we had an amazing time learning about...More

1  Thank Jen T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our time here as it was more of an animal sanctuary then a zoo. They had rehabilitated animals that were gorgeous and vibrant, as well as beautiful flora and fauna. We took our little baby with us and she enjoyed all the bright...More

1  Thank Fadia D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are not going to see a Jaguar or a Tapir anywhere else. It is a little sad to see the animals in cages but these are rescue animals. They would not have survived in the jungle and they would not live long if the...More

1  Thank charles6346
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our visit to the Belize Zoo was well worth the $15.00 American per person. We had a wonderful time in this jungle attraction. The scenery is beautiful and the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. One of the staff accompanied us through the zoo and not...More

Thank Sherry K
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zoo is filled with all the animals and birds native to Belize housed in a natural setting. Well worth the tour. Donate too. They need funds to improve the place.

Thank tedb548
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MzSandyB222
31 January 2018|
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Response from JenRaVo | Reviewed this property |
We did the day tour. I didn't feel that I'd lost anything because of it.
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DorkingPeach
17 December 2017|
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Response from CrossCountryVal | Reviewed this property |
I was just there this summer! I brought my DSLR with a 18-55mm and 55-200mm lens, and had no problems while there! You can get pretty close to the enclosures, and I got some fantastic shots!
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TRAVELER2424
3 May 2017|
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Response from Jamal A | Property representative |
Hi there! We recommend an hour at the very least. 1.5 to 2 hours is ideal to tour the Zoo at a leisurely pace, especially in the April heat.
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