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When the Belize Tourst Board offered me a press trip to Belize. I jumped at the opportunity. When they told me that upon arrival I would be whisked off to the Belize Zoo, I was skeptical if this first stop would be worth a visit. My feeling is that zoos are mostly depressing places. I figured that there would be imported Lions, Tigers, and Giraffes. I could not have been more wrong.
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The Ocelot’s appearance is similar to that of the domestic cat. Its fur resembles that of a Clouded Leopard or Jaguar and was once regarded as particularly valuable. As a result, hundreds of thousands of ocelot have been killed for their fur. The feline was classified a “vulnerable” endangered species from 1972 until 1996, but is now rated “least concern” by the 2008 IUCN Red List.
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The American Crocodile
The American Crocodile is found primarily in Central America (including Belize). It is the most widespread of the four species of crocodiles from the Americas.
Like all crocodiles, the American crocodile has four short, splayed legs, a long & powerful tail, a scaly hide with rows running down its back and tail. It’s snout is elongated and includes a strong pair of jaws. Their eyes have membranes for protection and also …