The Belize Zoo, billed as the "Biggest Little Zoo in the World", was started in 1983 by animal trainer Sharon Matola, who cared for animals featured in the Belize nature documentary, Selva Verde.Set within 29 acres of tropical savannah, the zoo houses some 175 native Belizean animals that were orphaned, injured, born at the zoo or donated by other wildlife organizations. As the first nature destination in Belize to be fully accessible for visitors with disabilities, the zoo features humane enclosures in a natural setting. It’s a great way for visitors of all ages and ability to learn about and interact with Belizean wildlife.
The Belize Zoo is home to native wildlife that includes:
Birds (including scarlet macaws, jabiru storks, toucans, and parrots)