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Belize Zoo

Mile 29 Western Highway | Cayo District, Belize | Official website
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  • Type: Zoos and Aquariums
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.0)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 0.0 (N/A)
Atmosphere: 4.0 (4.0)
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Stroll through this 29-acre zoo and you might think you've trespassed into a jungle. The zoo houses more than 150 animals: Jaguars roar, keel-billed toucans squawk, colorful scarlet macaws flutter, and coral snakes slither across the thick forest floor. Peer through the zoo's leafy canopy trees and you may catch sight of Belize's beloved howler monkeys, or at least one tropical parrot, tapir, Jabiru stork, or harpy eagle. And on the zoo's rustic path, especially during the late afternoon, keep your eyes peeled for one of Belize's beautiful native cats, which include margays, ocelots, pumas, and jaguarondis.

Recent visitors praise the zoo's broad selection of native Belizean animals. "The Belize Zoo is small but well worth a visit. You can see the different Belize cats such as Jaguar and […] wonderful birds such as Scarlet Macaw," raves one TripAdvisor user. But one word to the wise: Arrive early to beat the midday crowds.

The Belize Zoo opens its doors every day at 8:30, with the last entrance time at 4:30 p.m. Admission costs $15 USD for adults and $5 USD for children. From Belize City, the zoo is accessible by car via the Western Highway.

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