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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  • We had a wonderful tour with Carlos at the Belize Zoo. The zoo is a wonderful rescue operation and all the habitats are very humane. Animals seem happy and healthy. A very unique experience - highly.....  more »
  • Belize Zoo is absolutely great and I hope it will survive COVID difficult time. I've been there with my family already a several times and my kids love each time. The last time we experienced jaguar.....  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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