TripAdvisor® awards certificate of excellence to The Belize Zoo
Friday, September 20th, 2013
All those who visit it can surely say that The Belize Zoo (TBZ) is the best little zoo in the world. It is thanks to these visitors who recognize this tiny jewel of wildlife conservation and education that TripAdvisor® has recognized TBZ by awarding them with a Certificate of Excellence for the year 2013. TBZ received a four and a half star rating, making it among the top 10% of attractions rated by TripAdvisor® worldwide.
The Belize Zoo commits itself to conserving Belize’s wildlife though education. TBZ began in 1983 as a place to hold tame wildlife that had been used in filming documentaries. The project received substantial support and in 1991 it was opened to the public as The Belize Zoo. Today the Belize Zoo is a stronghold for Belize’s wildlife, housing over 150 animals that were once pets, were injured or are affected by natural disasters.
Thousands visit the zoo annually and all are touched by the stories of the animals that reside there. “Had a blast, it was really fun! Interesting getting to see all of the different animals. It was definitely fun and interesting.” “Every animal was up close-I loved seeing the jaguar Junior. It was very small, but you get a better/closer view of all the animals. Thanks so much!” “My kids loved the way the wild life was kept in their natural habitat. The monkey and tapirs were very cool to look at. I will visit Belize again.” These are only a few of the great comments visitors have left for The Belize Zoo on TripAdvisor®. Our own Associate Editor Mary Gonzalez recounts the remarkable experience of sitting in a cage while Junior the jaguar licked her forehead, a unique experience for sure!
The San Pedro Sun joins the public in congratulating The Belize Zoo on this great achievement.
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