The Belize Zoo

Category
Attraction
Type of Attraction
Nature Reserve
District/Region
Belize
Description
Highlights
  • Keel-Billed Toucan
  • Tapir
  • Scarlet Macaw
  • Jaguar
  • Iguana

About Location
The Belize Zoo is home to over one hundred and seventy-five species of animals. Located in the Belize District, The Belize Zoo is is a non-profit organization that focuses on the conservation of wildlife through environmental education and rehabilitation. It is the first nature destination in Belize that is fully accessfible to handicap visitors.
 
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The Belizing Dream Team took their first trip together to the Belize Zoo! We got to see some beautiful creatures living in the zoo and we were quite astonished by the amount of animals ... morein one location. It was such a great time! The Belize Zoo is definitely a must see for anyone living or visiting Belize!
Title:
Our Trip to the Belize Zoo!
Category:
Belizing Adventures
Author Name:
Belizing Staff
Added Date:
Wednesday, 31 Jan, 2018
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$
105
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
After departure from your pickup point in Belize City, we travel west along the George Price Highway to the Monkey Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Traveling along the highway we will begin ... morescanning for Jabirus and our largest kingfisher, the Ringed Kingfisher. When we arrive at Monkey Bay we will begin in pine savannah area, here we can observe Yellow-headed Parrots, Azure-crowned Hummingbirds, and Northern-beardless Tyrannulet. As we continue along the road the habitat transitions from Savannah to broadleaf, here we will meet few patches of spiny bamboo, the ideal habitat for the rare Blue Seedeater. The road continues until it reaches the Sibun River, where we have chances of seeing Green and Amazon Kingfishers, on the way back to the entrance we will listen for the Great Antshrike and Dusky Antbirds, Scarlet-rumped, and Crimson-collared Tanagers may be encountered by us. After birding Monkey Bay we will transfer to the Belize Zoo, we will tour the grounds and view some animals of Belize in a natural setting, we'll also be on the lookout for Yellow-backed Oriole, Grace's Warbler and Red-legged Honeycreepers which call the zoo. On the way back to Belize City we will stop at the Tropical Education Center in hopes of finding Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl and Green Jays.
$
95
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Explore the smallest zoo in Central America and come in close contact with animals and birds native to Belize mostly in their natural habitat. Each animal has a story that they are ... morewaiting to tell you. Ask your Guide about personal encounters such as:

The Tapir Encounter: Feeding and Petting a Tapir

The Jaguar Encounter(1): Enter a small cage inside the cage of a jaguar and meet Jr. Buddy who will be sure to show off his summersaults, allow you to touch his paw and tail and even give you a kiss. 

The Jaguar Encounter (2): Receive a high five from Chiqui the Jaguar
$
140
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Get Pumped with the MUST DO zip line adventure inclusive of 6 exciting lines ranging from 400 to 1000ft going from the peak to lower elevations. Glide through a lush green rainforest ... morewith the gorgeous view of a lazy river flowing below your feet1 Don’t be worried if you don’t get to see to our popular Spider and howler monkeys while on the lines because your trip to the zoo will be filled with monkeys and countless other animals and birds all native to Belize mostly in their natural Habitat.
$
40
/ Person
Type of Vehicle:
Full Size Van
Provider:
G&W enterprise can do pickups from anywhere within Belmopan city limits. The journey along the George Price highway is 45 minutes to the Belize Zoo. The cost of the transfer is ... morefor a round trip. The gate fee is not included.
$
70
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Provider:
The trip to the zoo is approximately 45 minutes from Belize City. We will do pickup from any location in Belize city upon your request. The journey takes us onto the George highway ... moreand drives for about 25 miles in our comfortable air condition vans.
$
115
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Provider:
This combo tour includes a trip to the Belize Zoo & a tour of St. Herman's Blue Hole National Park. The tour starts in Belize city, we will take 40 minutes to drive to the Belize ... moreZoo. The second tour will be to St. Herman cave. We will pass through our country capital Belmopan. Lunch in Belmopan can be provided upon request. St. Herman cave is 40 minutes drive from the Belize zoo.
$
110
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$
185
/ Person
Departs From:
Hopkins
The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center were started in 1983, as a last ditch effort to provide a home for a collection of wild animals which had been used in making documentary ... morefilms about tropical forests.

Today, The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center have settled upon 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 150 animals, representing over 45 species, all native to Belize. The zoo keeps animals which were orphaned, rescued, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals, or sent to The Belize Zoo as donations from other zoological institutions.
$
185
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$
225
/ Person
Departs From:
San Pedro (Ambergris Caye)
Take pictures of animals you only get to see in Belize. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center started in 1983 with only a collection of wild animals that were used in making ... morea documentary film about tropical forests. The animals who resides here were orphaned, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals or sent here as gifts, from other zoological institutions.
$
115
/ Adult
Departs From:
Belize City
Your friendly Tour Guide will meet guests at Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City then will commence tour by welcoming them to beautiful sunny Belize. He will then make his way ... morethrough Belize City while giving them some brief history about Belize. He will then proceed on the George Price Highway which is a 40-minute drive out of the City and inform them about who George Price was and what he has done for our country.

Along the highway, guests will be able to see some small communities and some flora and fauna along the highways as well as some wetlands. You will then arrive at the Belize Zoo where your tour guide will allow you some time to use the restroom before you start the tour for about an hour. 

At the Belize Zoo, you will be able to see some native animals to Belize as well as some troublesome animals such as Jaguars and Crocodiles that were harming the livestock of our farmers. Some were donated to the Belize Zoo because they were illegal to have as pet, and others were rescued from the wild. From there you will continue on your way to Jaguar Paw where you will enjoy both the Rain Forest and the Underworld of the Mayas as you hike for about 30 minutes through the Rain Forest and your guide will point out different medicinal plants and their benefits that were once used by the Mayas and locals today. 

After your 30 minutes hike, you will then sit in an inner tube and enjoy the refreshing cold river water that will carry you through the cave system. Your Guide will do all the work for you while he entertains and guides you through the cave system for about 2 hours. After your tour is finished you will then have lunch and make your way back to Belize City where you will be taken back to the Fort Street Tourism Village. 

Notes:

Children must be 40" or taller to be able to cave tube.
This tour is available to cruise ship passengers and overnight guests.
$
75
/ Person
Departs From:
Belize City
Your Smart Travel Belize Tour Guide will meet Guest/s at Fort Street Tourism Village in Belize City. Your city tour begins by taking an Educational tour on the North side of Belize ... moreCity with our first stop being the Light House/ Baron Bliss monument. We then proceed along the Marine Parade and provide historical information on key locations such as Chateau Caribbean Hotel, Memorial Park, Central Bank of Belize, MCC Grounds, BTL Park (formerly known as Lindbergh Landing), Marion Jones Sporting Complex, Central Bank, Old Belize City Prison among many other buildings.

After seeing Northside Belize City, we will travel up the George Price Highway approximately 40 minutes out of the City whilst learning a little about who George Price was and what he has done for our country.

Along the highway, guests will be able to see some small communities and some flora and fauna along the highways as well as some wetlands. You will then arrive at the Belize Zoo where your tour guide will allow you some time to use the restroom before you start the tour for about an hour.

At the Belize Zoo, you will be able to see some native animals to Belize as well as some troublesome animals such as Jaguars and Crocodiles that were harming the livestock of our farmers. Some were donated to the Belize Zoo because they were illegal to have as a pet, and others were rescued from the wild.

Notes:

This tour is available to cruise passengers and overnight guests.

Kid friendly.

Gift shops in route.

This tour departs from and returns to Belize City unless there is a special request from our guests.
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