The Belize Zoo has been a part of the nation’s profile for thirty years now. And, to celebrate this important time, a special event was held on the 12th day, of the 12th month of 2012. And of course, it began at 12 noon!
A fun coincidence occurred at The Best Little Zoo in the World. Thirty years to the very day when a small wooden sign was placed in the backyard of filmmaker Richard Foster’s property, reading “The Belize Zoo” another sign, stating the same, was erected at the current zoo entrance.
Having learned about Miss Salima Barrow’s efforts to raise funds aimed at helping children afflicted with cancer, The Belize Zoo wanted very much to extend her heroic efforts, by offering strong zoo participation.
Once upon a time, a young male jaguar roamed the area of Honey Camp lagoon and began to hunt cattle for his dinner. His misdeeds eventually found him a place in The Belize Zoo’s renowned Problem Jaguar Rehabilitation Program. Safe and sound at the zoo, the male jaguar, given the name, “Pat the Cat”, calmed down in short time and became a beloved member of the jaguar clan undergoing off-site behavior training.
For 2013, as we enter the New Year, The Belize Zoo is proud to share with our guests the SHED walkway. This pink-graveled path now allows fun zoo visits from people who are bound to wheelchairs or walkers. Strollers can easily be pushed along the pathways, too. The SHED pathway has received rave reviews. Before Easter time, it is our goal to see that this wonderful pink-pathway winds completely throughout our little animal kingdom.