Type of Attraction
Nature Reserve, Wildlife Sanctuary
Gold Standard

  • 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's the first nature destination in Belize that is fully accessfible to handicap visitors.
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The Belize Zoo Lodge (Tropical Education Center) is an 84 acre site set on tropical savannah adjacent to the Belize Zoo in the heart of the Central Belize Corridor. It was established ... morein 1994, and, combined with the Belize Zoo, forms one institution.

The lodge provides accommodations, meals, hot/cold showers, a natural history library, and a lecture hall. Families, student groups, backpackers and campers are some of the many guests hosted throughout the year.

Activities include birdwatching (over 220 species recorded), savannah trail hikes, river canoe trips, and nocturnal tours of the Belize Zoo.
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If you're looking for a fun and educational day trip from Hopkins or Placencia, a visit to the Belize Zoo is a must! This zoo is home to over 170 animals and is a great way to get ... moreup close and personal with some of Belize's most iconic wildlife.

The Belize Zoo was founded in 1983 as a sanctuary for animals that had been orphaned, rescued, or donated from other zoos. Unlike many traditional zoos, the animals at the Belize Zoo are all native to Belize, and the focus is on conservation and education rather than entertainment.

One of the highlights of the Belize Zoo is the opportunity to see Belize's big cats up close. The zoo is home to jaguars, ocelots, and pumas, and visitors can watch them lounging in the shade or prowling around their enclosures. There are also plenty of birds to see, including colorful toucans, parrots, and macaws.But the Belize Zoo isn't just about big cats and birds. You can also see monkeys, tapirs, crocodiles, and even a few snakes. One of the most popular exhibits is the harpy eagle, one of the largest and most powerful birds of prey in the world. The Belize Zoo is home to a breeding pair of these magnificent birds, and visitors can watch them swooping through the trees and perching on their branches.

After lunch, we will head to the Blue Hole National Park for a refreshing swim in the Blue Hole cenote or take pictures of the amzing scenery. Blue Hole Cenote was formed by the collapse of an underground limestone cave. The Blue Hole is loacted 45 minutes drive from the Belize Zoo.

Your guide/driver will also give you the option to stop at Country Barn Ice-cream on the Hummingbird Highway.
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Belize City
To be able to view the wildlife of a country in its natural habitat at the zoo is a treat. Dub as the best little zoo in the world, the Belize Zoo provides this incredible opportunity ... morefor visitors to get up close and be in the company of a wide variety of wild animals of Belize. Known for its protection and conservation of animals found in the jungle of Belize, visitors are completely satisfied and amazed after experiencing the Zoo. This tour starts in Belize City where after being picked up your train and licensed driver/guide will drive you just about 50 mins west of Belize City for your guided tour of the Zoo. Along the way, you will be presented with valuable information about our country's rich culture and history. Once at the Zoo and after a chance to use the restroom your tour gets started of the zoo itself. As you walk from one display to another your tour guide will be giving you interesting information about each animal you will be seeing. You will be able to see most of the animals that are found in Belize and this region. After about an hour and a half, your tour is complete and you get a chance to look around the gift shop at the zoo then make your way back to the City.
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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.
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Belize City
Visit the smallest zoo in Central America to get up close to native Belizean animals and birds, most of which are found in their natural habitat. Each animal is waiting to share with ... moreyou their unique story.

Inquire of your Guide regarding particular encounters like:

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
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Belize City
Get pumped with the MUST DO zip line adventure, which features 6 exhilarating lines that travel from the summit to lower elevations and range in height from 400 to 1000 feet. Enjoy ... morethe beautiful sight of a leisurely river running beneath your feet as you glide through a lush, verdant rainforest. Don't worry if you don’t get to see our popular Spider and howler monkeys while on the lines; your visit to the zoo will be packed with monkeys and numerous other native Belizean creatures and birds, most of which may be seen in their natural habitat.
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Full Size Van
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.
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