Experience the Belize Zoo on a Virtual Tour: August 3, 2020

by Louise Roe
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One thing we miss the most since the pandemic is not being able to travel. Businesses, like The Belize Zoo,  have begun to think outside the box and look at other ways to get people to enjoy their offerings while trying to gain some financial support during this unprecedented time.

The Best Little Zoo in the World

Founded in 1983, the Belize Zoo has grown from its initial roots into a major tourist attraction. The Tropical Education Center grew after realizing many Belizeans were not aware of the incredible variety of Belize’s native animals. Thousands of visitors, schoolchildren, and tourists visit the zoo every year.  The zoo warmly welcomes all visitors who want to learn more about Belize’s native animals. TBZ also features natural environments, room to roam, and natural feeding for all the animals.

The zoo allows guest to have immersive wildlife experiences as you interacted with majestic animals native to Belize. Over 200+ animals call The Belize Zoo (TBZ) home. Besides being a rescue centre, TBZ is also a wildlife conservation and environmental education centre. The Zoo allows visitors to learn about rare or endangers animals while enjoying thrilling animal encounters. When visiting, be sure to take a photo with Ranger the Scarlet Macaw, interact with Lordess the Tapir, and meet Cortland, a margay that’s one of the Zoo’s newest members.

COVID-19’s Impact on the Zoo

The Belize Zoo heavily relies on admission fees, as well as donations to operate and feed the animals. With no international travelers coming to Belize, the zoo has been relying on food donations and kind contributions of the local community as they continued to feed and care for their 200+ resident animals.  The zoo are hosting two events, a Telethon to feed the animals on Saturday, August 1, 2020 and a virtual tour on August 01, 2020.

Telethon to feed the animals – August 1, 2020

Color Blind, in partnership with the Belize Zoo are coming together for a good cause – to help generate money to feed the animals at the Belize Zoo. The Belizean public are invited to tune in to Channel 7 News from 1pm – 6:pm  on August 1, 2020 for this special segment.

Virtual Tour – August 03, 2020

The Belize Zoo is bringing the zoo experience to you. One of Belize’s favourite attractions, The Belize Zoo, located on mile 29 of the George Price Highway is hosting a You Better Belize It Virtual tour. All family and friends are invited to tune in on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 12 PM – 2 PM PDT to take a virtual tour of the zoo. Experience the best little zoo in the world by meeting some of its wonderful keepers and wild residents! Your participation alone will help raise awareness and funds to support this necessary organization through this difficult time.

For more information: Visit Here

COVID-19’s Impact on the Zoo

The Belize Zoo heavily relies on admission fees, as well as donations to operate and feed the animals. With no international travelers coming to Belize, the zoo has been relying on food donations and kind contributions of the local community as they continued to feed and care for their 200+ resident animals.   If you can’t support The Belize Zoo by virtual tour, you can contribute HERE instead.

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