The Belize Zoo, La Democracia

#1 of 10 in Parks in Belize District
Must see · Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Observe a wealth of native species of Belize at The Belize Zoo, a site that encompasses 12 hectares (29 acres) of tropical savannah. The facility aims to foster at-risk animals and educate the public on the creatures in the region. Learn about the animals and their habitats, including pumas, ocelots, and the harpy eagle, plus ways that their homes can be sustained. You can book a guided tour that includes the opportunity to get very close to, or interact with, the animals here. See The Belize Zoo and all La Democracia has to offer by arranging your trip with our La Democracia trip itinerary maker website.
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  • So many animals to see at the Belize Zoo! It is recommended we visit the zoo by a friend who had been there. The small zoo was on the way from the airport to San Ignacio, so it was our first outing...  more »
  • Our last stop after being in Belize for a couple of months. Great home for animals that otherwise would not have a home. My son described it as a sanctuary, not a zoo!  more »
  • It is a small collection of local animals in a simple semi-natural environment. It is made up of only indigenous species. Many are simple wire cages, but contain animals you might not see in a big U.S. zoo. My favorite was probably the Harpy Eagle. I liked the zoo, but you need to have modest expectations.
  • My favourite zoo in the world. The setting is as majestic as the animals. It only takes about 1.5 hours to view in full so you don’t get over-exposure fatigue. The education center adjacent to it about 1km is a beautiful spot to stay overnight (camp/cabins) and/or visit. Thanks to everyone involved in maintaining these places!

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