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[6 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]

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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[27 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Pill Millipede and its scientific name is Glomeris marginata. The Pill Millipede is a very fascinating arthropod as it has twelve body segments which are dome-shaped. They are very secretive herbivores, making their home in soil and leaf litters.

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[6 May 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Belize’s Ocelot!!

By Future Perfect Travel
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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[28 Apr 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Belize’s American Crocodile!!!

By: Future Perfect Travel
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 …