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Everyone is family here, from the iguanas and agoutis that wander along the pathways, to the zookeepers and maintenance crew, and the harpy eagles… Within these 29 acres of a forest oasis within tropical savanna, you will meet over 150 animals that call it home. It’s an experience that will forever shift your views on zoos, plus it’s all accessible by wheel chair!
Discover the Belize Zoo, home to the rehabilitated, orphaned and rescued wildlife of Belize!
As a tropical mecca for biodiversity, the wetlands, jungles, rivers and seas make Belize a haven for the most exotic wildlife residents, including: tapirs, jaguars, spider monkeys, keel-billed toucans, scarlet macaws, and more!
Be acquainted with the wildlife of the jungles without being in the jungles at the Belize Zoo…
Take a drive, hop on the bus, or book a tour. The Belize Zoo is located only 29 miles from Belize City, on the George Price Highway. Opened 8:30 a.m to 5:00 p.m. (daily), the Belize Zoo has undergone construction to enhance the experience of not only its guests but also its residents.
There’s so much to see (over 45 species to be exact)!
Meet “Lindo,” a rescued jaguar who now serves as one of the Zoo’s “jaguar ambassadors.” You can get up close and personal with him in a unique experience called the “Lindo Link.”
“Luck” is the universal theme for the zoo animals that have been rescued and relocated here… You can find a little story of each animal as you tour the grounds. Get the VIP treatment. Why stand outside, when you can go in?
Your zookeeper guide will take you on a truly remarkable tour of some of the animals. Feed the very inquisitive Keel-billed Toucan (Belize’s National Bird), or get your photo taken next to a Tapir, our magnificent National Animal!
Think you’ve seen it all? How about experiencing wildlife at night? Sign up for a nocturnal tour of the Zoo and get a whole new perspective while the forest comes alive around you.
The Zoo even has a place to rest after an exciting day of wildlife encounters. The Tropical Education Center/Zoo Lodge, located a mile up the road from the Zoo itself, sits on 84 acres of tropical savanna, and provides a variety of accommodations and meals.
Animal lovers will find solace here. After all, the animals are priority #1… Join the Belize Zoo family, and share in the love of our wildlife community!
**COVID-19 Advisory: The Belize Zoo is currently open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 9am-4pm. Masks and physical distancing are mandatory for all visitors.