Monday, November 4, 2013

The Belize Zoo


What is the first thing you should do if you go to Belize?  Stay at the Belize Zoo. It's only a hop, skip and a jump from the airport.  And they have these hidden and very affordable cabanas nestled on the property.  


The next morning you can spend at the Zoo.  Before you embark on the rest of your journey through Belize.  You will see Jaguars.


But the first thing we saw were these non-residents all in a row.


This Scarlet Macaw was so curious about us.  In fact all of the rescued zoo animals are tourist friendly. I love this photo.



The birds and other animals have huge natural enclosures.


A sleepy and muddy Tapir


A Collared Aracari. He hopped along his merry way as we left his enclosure.  He followed us as long as he could. 


Another non-resident


A Keel-billed Toucan.  He was trying to eat my camera! I love this photo too.  Even with the bars.



A beautiful Ocelot.   She trotted right up to us.


Her markings are amazing.  For more on the Belize Zoo click here  And if you enjoyed this post be sure to follow me in my sidebar.  I hope you won't regret it!

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21 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Those cabanas are so cute. Bummed I missed those when we were there.

TexWisGirl said...

wow, staying at a zoo. cool!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

I bet that was an amazing experience, to sleep at a zoo! The colors of the birds are so bright. And the ocelet is beautiful. I would love to see one.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We didn't stay there, but we went there ...and we loved it! Tooooo long ago!

Buttons said...

Oh I would love to visit here the Scarlet Macaw are so beautiful Oh your photos are magnificent. B

Linda Hensley said...

I really need more trips. I would love to stay at the zoo and see an ocelot. Beautiful photos!

DJan said...

Fascinating! I love the residents and the non-residents, too. :-)

Mary said...

What magnificent photos. The ocelot is breathtaking. I love the toucan with his beak wide open too. lol. He wants somethin'!

Lynn said...

what an amazing place and more the better that they are rescue animals, beautiful photos of subjects that will find themselves in your art I am sure ;-).

Creations By Mit said...

What an amazing experience!!! Put it on my Bucket List!!! Awesome pix!!! Thanks for sharing!

mick said...

Great photos and it looks like a very interesting place to visit. The birds are especially beautiful and the ocelot amazing!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI sharon Loved the thought of staying at a zoo. Great fun and great shots.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Neat birds...like the one of the 'non-residents' in a row, and the hooded warbler.

But the close up of the ocelot blew me away.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

It must have been an amazing experience seeing all these beautiful birds and animals. They're very exotic. You don't get a chance to see them every day.

48colorrainbow said...

Pretty birds! I have heard that toucans' beaks are very strong, so I shudder to think how much damage it could have done to your camera.

Andrea said...

Well, you certainly know where to go and how to enjoy yourself. I loved all of the pictures you loved and will go see more zoo pictures when I am done here. I love that these are rescued animals and birds and that they are treated well enough to be comfortable with people ... Great post ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Wally Jones said...

What a neat idea! Staying at a zoo! My only worry would be they might not let me escape.....

Wonderful photos!

Karen said...

What an adventure! Splendid shots!

eileeninmd said...

I would love to visit Belize. How cool to stay at the zoo. Cool photos and neat critters.

bailey-road.com said...

Great series on the residents and non-residents of the zoo!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Sharon! Love them all...