Wildlife Attractions in Belize

If you want to see animals, you've come to the right place. Belize is home to wildlife sanctuaries, nature reserves, and zoos where you can see a range of wonderful creatures. After flying into Belize City, make a stop at the Belize Zoo, which extends over 29 acres (12 ha) and includes over a hundred animals, all of which are orphaned and native to Belize. You can spot troops of monkeys at the Community Baboon Sanctuary, or search for big cats - including jaguars, pumas, and ocelots - at the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. In each of these places, you'll have ample opportunities to see bird species, and will probably encounter frogs, insects, and reptiles as well. Guided tours of the following attractions will provide you with additional information about the wildlife of Belize.