The zoo is a great place for us kids to learn about Belize. You aren't going to see any elephants, lions, tigers or bears here. Every animal in the zoo is native to the country of Belize. All the signs have been hand painted and are written in Creole, a dialect spoken here in Belize.
We enjoyed seeing this one particular deer, who seemed to be hanging his tongue out every time we came by. We'd walk away, and he'd pull his tongue in. We'd come back and he'd hang his tongue out. I guess that was his way of telling us, "feed me".
We got to see something new on this trip, that we hadn't seen before. The White Lipped Peccary Pigs! Oh my goodness, were they stinky! Another real treat for me (this time at the zoo), was getting to hold a boa constrictor. Like I said, each time we come to the zoo, I get to experience something different.
So if you're looking for something fun and exciting to do with "your kids", do what my mom does, and take your kids to the zoo!
The best little zoo in the whole wide world.