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 largest primate species found in the Belize rainforest. As their name suggests, howler monkeys have a distinctive, extremely loud call, which can be heard from miles away. Howler monkeys are endangered in Central America due to deforestation and hunting, but conservation efforts- including those of the Belize Zoo- help to protect vulnerable populations.
Learn more about howler monkeys by visiting the link to the right, but more importantly, help the Belize Zoo protect these magnificent primates by adopting one for only $60 for the year (see the button below)! Your help will greatly support the efforts of our friends at the Belize Zoo – The BEST Little Zoo In The World!

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Jaguarundi

Meet the Jaguarundi! As part of our partnership with the Belize Zoo, we recently adopted a jaguarundi! If you have never heard of the “Otter Cats of Belize”, don’t worry – neither did we until we started visiting the Zoo! This strange, weasel-like feline is a jaguarundi, one of the five wild cat species found in Belize. With a range extending from Mexico to Argentina, the jaguarundi is highly adaptable in its habitats, and can be found in jungles, savannahs, and swamps. Amazingly, jaguarundis have their own “language” of at least thirteen unique sounds- described as chirps, whistles, purrs, and chatters- that they use to communicate with each other.  Want to learn more about jaguarundis? Then check out our page on these beautiful cats! 

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Photo by the Belize Zoo

Puma

Cougar or Mountain Lion? Actually, in Belize, these beautiful cats are called pumas. Pumas are one of the largest of Belize’s wild cats, second only to jaguars. Pumas can be found from Canada, Alaska, and the western United States all the way to Chile, and are adapted to a variety of environments, from deserts and shrublands to rainforests such as those found in Belize. Similar to jaguars, pumas are solitary, with males establishing large territories that can measure over one hundred square miles. 

We adopted a puma to help support the Belize Zoo in its conservation efforts. The process is easy, and costs just $75 for a full year! Use the button below to learn more.

Learn More About Pumas

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