The Belize Zoo was started in 1983, as a last ditch effort to provide a home for a collection of wild animals which had been used in making documentary films about tropical forests. Today, The Belize Zoo is settled upon 29 acres of Tropical Savannah 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 Belize Zoo as donations from other zoological institutions.
A visit to the zoo is the best way to get an introduction to the animals of Belize and to understand why it is important to protect the habitats that sustain them.
To experience and see the wild side of Belize, on our night tour you will be able to see all the five wild cats, such as: The Elusive Jaguar, Puma, Ocelot, Jaguarundi, and the Margay. You will also be able to see other wildlife animals such as Morlet Crocodile, Harpy Eagle, Scarlet Macaw, Tapir (Belize’s National Animal), The Keeled Billed Toucan (Belize’s National Bird) and many more.
Departing San Ignacio at 5:00, while at the Zoo parking lot ,we have dinner before touring the Zoo, we are back at 9pm.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
What to wear: Long pants, t-shirt or long sleeved shirts. Proper foot wear is recommended.
What to bring: bug repellent, and Cameras
What is included: Transportation,Packed dinner, water, sodas, guide, head lamps and entrance fees.