The Belize Zoo is one of the very few nature destinations in Belize that is fully accessible to visitors with physical disabilities, and is home to over over 170 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. The animals include jaguars, pumas, and harpy eagles, just to name a few!
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. The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center believes that by bringing the people of Belize closer to the animals that are a part of their natural heritage, they will feel proud of these special resources, and want to protect them for future generations.