Learn About Belize

Explore the articles below on the science and culture of Belize to prepare you for your next EdVenture!

The Gentle-Natured Nurse Shark

Nurse sharks (Ginglymostoma cirratum) are a species of shark found commonly in shallow waters and coral reefs. These slow-moving, bottom-dwelling ...
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Orange-breasted falcon at the Belize Raptor Center

The Beauty of the Orange-Breasted Falcon

The orange-breasted falcon (Falco deiroleucus) is a species of falcon found in Central and South America. These falcons can be ...
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A white-nosed caoti captured on our trail camera in Belize

What is a White-Nosed Coati?

The white-nosed coati (Nasua narica), also known as the coatimundi, is a species of mammal found in the southern United ...
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How Tobacco Caye’s Lionfish Tournament is Combating an Invasive Fish

Colorful, spikey, and a favorite of hobby aquarists, lionfish – a carnivorous species native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans ...
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Lionfish LIVE! at the Tobacco Caye Marine Station!

Join us on March 16, 2022 for a live, all-day marine biology EdVenture! Inspire EdVentures and the Tobacco Caye Marine ...
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With Your Help, We Made an Impact in Belize

Belize, a tiny country sandwiched between Mexico and Guatemala, isn’t exactly a commonly known location in Boone. But this tropical ...
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Adopt a Jaguar for International Jaguar Day

If you have spent any time on our site you would've quickly noticed that we have a special fondness for ...
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Help Us Support Tapir Conservation in Belize

We are very pleased to be announcing our newest Giving Back Campaign to help our friends at the Belize Zoo ...
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The Tapirs of Belize

Upon first glance, tapirs are often mistaken for a small hippo, pig or anteater but their closest living relatives are ...
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The Northern Tamandua

One of only four species of anteater found in the world, the northern tamandua (Tamandua mexicana) is found throughout southern ...
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Take A Virtual Tour of the Belize Zoo

Take Your Class or Group on a Virtual Tour of the Belize Zoo! The Belize Zoo has recently announced the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Jaguars: The Divine Cats of the Mayans

Before the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, the Mayan Empire stretched across Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, ...
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The Tree-Dwelling Margays of Belize

At little larger than the size of a house cat – and often mistaken for its larger, and more common, ...
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The Elusive Ocelot

One of the most recognizable of all the small cats of Central America, the ocelot – known also as the ...
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Jaguarundi: The Otter Cats of Belize

Looking like a cross between a house cat and a weasel is the jaguarundi (Herpailurus yaguarondi), one of the smallest ...
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The Pumas of Belize

Mountain Lion, Catamount, Florida Panther, Cougar – across the Americas, from Canada to the tip of Argentina, these several names ...
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What the Maya Forest Corridor Means for Belize’s Jaguars – And Ourselves

Once, Jaguars (Panthera onca) roamed thousands of miles of territory, from Argentina to Arizona and even Colorado. Today, their range ...
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Exploring Fire Coral

For divers and snorkelers in the warm, shallow waters of the Caribbean, Fire Coral is a well-known menace. Appearing to ...
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