Belize

Why You Should Visit Belize

We’ve got 10 good reasons why you should visit Belize City -- and Hol Chan Marine Reserve, Shark Ray Alley and Xunantunich are just a few attractions to get you started.

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Belize Zoo

The Belize Zoo and Tropical Education Center, located in Belmopan, is 29 acres of tropical savanna and exhibits with more than 150 animals, representing 45 species native to Belize. The zoo is home to animals rescued, orphaned, born at the zoo, rehabilitated and sent to the zoo as donations from other zoological institutions. More than 54,000 people visit the zoo each year. If you time your visit right, you may get to celebrate special birthdays for April the Tapir, Junior Buddy the Jaguar and Panama the Harpy Eagle.

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