Month: September 2020

Tapirs: The National Animals of Belize

What is a Tapir? The Central American Tapir (Tapirus bairdii), also known as the Baird’s Tapir or Mountain cow, is the largest indigenous mammal in Central America.  They superficially resemble large pigs, with mature adults weighing between 150 – 300 kg (330 – 660 pounds). The body length ranges between …

The Best Little Zoo in the World

Our Howler Monkey Friends! What’s that sound? If you are visiting the Belize Zoo and hear an almost unnatural low guttural call, then you are probably not too far from the home of one of our favorite stops in the Zoo – the howler monkeys. Black howler monkeys are the …