Z is for Zoo of Belize

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center is a zoo in Belize, located some 47 kilometres west of Belize City on the Western Highway. Set in 12 hectares, the zoo was founded in 1983 by Sharon Matola. It is home to more than 175 animals of about 48 species, all native to Belize. Wikipedia

Address: Mile 29 Western Hwy, La Democracia, Belize

Hours: Opens 8:30AM Tue

Phone: +501 613-4966

Area: 29 acres

Exhibits: Tapir Town, The TEC Pond, The King Vultures, Junior Buddy’s Exhibit, Spider Monkey Exhibit

Number of animals: 200

Date opened: 1983; 1991 in current location

No. of species: 48