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Belize Zoo

Belize Zoo Tours and Activities

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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.

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Daily 8:30am-5pm
Mile 29 Western Highway, Belize City, Belize
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Belize Zoo & Country Tour with lunch from Placencia

Belize Zoo & Country Tour with lunch from Placencia

This tour is for animal and nature lovers of all ages! Enjoy the numerous animals at the zoo with your family as your guide informs you about their natural abilities and lifestyles in the wild. Have your heart melted the sweet personalities of each animal before heading back on one of the most scenic routes in the country. Known for its countless mountain formations and valleys covered in rich rain forest, you will get numerous opportunities for "picture perfect" moments. Your guide will point them out to you and also assist with your photos as you enjoy the country.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are Belize Zoo hours of operation?
A:
Belize Zoo hours of operation: Daily 8:30am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Belize Zoo tickets in advance?
A:
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Belize Zoo can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Q:
How much does it cost to visit Belize Zoo 2021?
A:
Currently, an entrance ticket to Belize Zoo costs USD 229.00. Guided Belize Zoo tours start around USD 229.00 per person.
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What's the best way to experience Belize Zoo?
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The best ways to experience Belize Zoo are: