Belize Wildlife

The wildlife sanctuaries offer a safe haven for wildlife, which ranges from de industrious cutter ants to the national animal of Belize, Baird´s tapir. There are approximately 145 species of mammals living in Belize.  There are 139 species of reptiles and amphibians that have so far been identified in Belize, including 56+ species of snakes.

Approximately 40% of the country is protected, maintaining homes for Belize wildlife like the tapir, the toucan, the jaguar, and many other endangered species.

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