If you are a first time visitor to Belize give yourself time to visit the Belize Zoo. You won’t get much closer to native animals, even if you came across them in the bush. The Zoo is an up close and personal experience with the fauna found in Belize. By the way: All animals in this Zoo are either rescued or already born in captivity.
The Zoo is located at Mile 30 on the Western Highway, and stops can be arranged on the way to Lower Dover from the airport in Belize City.