Belize Zoo isn’t like a traditional zoo. You won’t find animals from around the world. No tigers, elephants or penguins. So why go? Belize Zoo is home to over 170 animals with 45 species native to Belize. It’s a unique experience, best described as cross between a rescue centre and a zoo.
None of the animals that live here were taken from the wild. Some were brought in injured or sick. The most common reason is that they were pets that people could no longer care for. The zoo aim to release as many animals back into the wild but those who can’t live their life out at the zoo, cared for by the amazing team.
As the enclosures are created from the animal’s natural habitat, I found it a very enjoyable experience. The animals have plenty of space and genuinely seemed happy and relaxed. The zoo has quirky, hand written informative signs around the paths. Delivering important educational messages but also making you smile too.