The Belize Zoo
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I’m normally not much of a zoo person, though the story behind The Belize Zoo is pretty cool. None of the animals has been taken from the wild, they have all been rescued from people trying to keep them as pets, or bred in captivity. The zoo only has animals native to Belize, and there are plenty of exotic things I’ve never seen before. It receives no funding of any kind and is run entirely from donations and entrance fees. The entire place has a really laid back feel, all the signs are hand painted and often have rhyming slang and other funny things to keep it interesting.
We spend a couple of hours wandering around taking it all in, sharing the entire zoo with maybe ten other visitors. It’s a really special place so I’ll let the photos do the talking.