Learn About Belize

Learn About Belize

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

Take A Virtual Tour of the Belize Zoo

Take Your Class on a Virtual Tour of the Belize Zoo! The Belize Zoo is excited to announce the launch ...
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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

For years we have been bringing student groups to the Belize Zoo to learn about the amazing conservation efforts that ...
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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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Don’t Just Vacation – Become an Ecotourist!

Everyone’s always talking about how much they need a vacation. They yearn for a nice, peaceful time to forget about ...
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The Coral Reefs of Belize

The Belize Barrier Reef is a system of coral reefs stretching roughly 190 miles (305 kilometers) along the coast of ...
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Leaf Cutter Ants: Farmers of the Forest

Walk through the forests of Belize, and you might spy dozens of small brown ants scurrying across the forest floor, ...
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Jaguar caught on trail camera 2018

Identifying Jaguars By Their Spots

Jaguars once roamed free across the Americas, from the Southwestern United States to the mountains of Argentina and Peru. The ...
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The Other Toucans

The northern emerald toucanet, also called the Mexican emerald toucanet, is a small species of toucan found in southern Mexico ...
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The Wonders of Raptors

Big, yellow eyes are the first thing you notice when you meet Luna, a spectacled owl (Pulsatrix perspicillata) at the ...
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Discovering the Mayans

The rainforest of Central America is one of the most beautiful and ecologically rich locations on the planet, but it ...
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Spider Monkeys of Belize

Belize is home to one of the largest primates in the New World, the spider monkey (Ateles sp.). These monkeys ...
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The Secret of Vanilla

Vanilla, a staple in the kitchen and a scent that reminds many of warmth and cookies, is often thought of ...
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Inspire EdVentures Howler Monkey

Howler Monkeys: The Noisiest Animals in the World

In Belize, the black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) is commonly referred to as a “baboon”.  This is a bit of ...
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