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  • Address: Mile 29 Western Highway, Belize City, Belize
  • Hours: Daily 8:30am-5pm

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Belize Zoo Tours

In 1983 Richard Foster came to Belize to film a wildlife documentary. Over a dozen animals used in filming became partly tame by the time shooting wrapped, so Sharon Matola, the American biologist in charge of their care, decided to found the Belize Zoo to give them somewhere to call home.

Today, the Belize Zoo covers 29 acres (11.7 hectares) and is home to more than 150 animals representing 45 species native to the country. Many of the zoo’s residents are rescue animals who have been injured, orphaned or donated from other zoos, and the spacious enclosures make it feel more like a wildlife refuge than a typical zoo. 

Among the Belize Zoo’s star tenants are the five species of wild cats native to Belize: jaguar, puma, margay, ocelot and jaguarundi. Other animals in residence include spider monkeys, manatees, scarlet macaws, toucans, tree frogs and boa constrictors. If a half-day visit to the zoo isn’t enough, wildlife-loving visitors can stay the night in the neighboring Belize Zoo Lodge, which has its own nature trails and birdwatching deck.

Practical Info

The entire Belize Zoo is accessible by wheelchair. 

Tours & Tickets

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The Belize Zoo Admission Ticket, Belize City, null
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The Belize Zoo Admission Ticket

Enjoy a visit to The Belize Zoo  one of the top attractions in Belize. You will have  the opportunity to see more than175 animals, representing over 45 native ...  Read more

Location: La Democracia, Belize
Duration: 1 to 8 hrs

From USD $15.00
Private Tour of Xunantunich And Belize Zoo, Belize City, Nature & Wildlife
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Private Tour of Xunantunich And Belize Zoo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The zoo was created as a sanctuary for the country’s indigenous species and is now home to an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds. A ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Belize Zoo Tour from San Ignacio, San Ignacio, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Belize Zoo Tour from San Ignacio

The Belize Zoo is located an hour away from San Igancio. You will be able to see all the different animals (Belize’s national animals: the Tapir and the ...  Read more

Location: San Ignacio, Belize
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $75.00
Belize Zoo and the Museum of Belize Tour, Belize City, Kid Friendly Tours & Activities
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Belize Zoo and the Museum of Belize Tour

The zoo was created as a sanctuary for the country’s indigenous species and is now home to an impressive array of large cats, primates, reptiles and birds. A ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: Flexible

From USD $125.00
Belize Zoo and Baboon Sanctuary Tour from Belize City, Belize City, Zoo Tickets & Passes
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Belize Zoo and Baboon Sanctuary Tour from Belize City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

In this tour you will visit the Belize Zoo and the Baboon sanctuary, getting close to an incredible array of wildlife. Both attractions are located just a ...  Read more

Location: Belize City, Belize
Duration: Flexible

From USD $150.00

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