The Belize Zoo came to be in 1983, with 17 semi-tame animals left behind by a film crew
The Belize Zoo
The Belize Zoo is situated on 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits over 150 animals, representing over 45 species, all native to Belize. The zoo keeps animals which were orphaned, rescued, born at the zoo, rehabilitated animals, or sent to the Zoo as donations from other zoological institutions. The Zoo's inhabitants make good photographic subjects and a good way to become familiar with the wildlife you just might encounter on your travels.
The Belize zoo is well worth visiting. Happy healthy animals, knowledgeable staff, easy access and safe. Kids will love the spider and howler monkeys, a beautiful jaguar and a friendly tapir (the national animal of Belize).