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Adventures in Belize, Part 4 with Pics: Beach Biking & Belize Zoo


Wednesday, February 13, 2013



Today was our last day on Ambergris Cay. Got up and did a brief nature walk this morning - love the little rustic bridge in the picture above. It is always interesting to see different foliage and vegetation in tropical climates.

After that we headed out down the San Pedro beach for one last ride. Really enjoyed pedaling in the morning light!



At 11:00am we boarded a Tropic Air flight back to Belize City - below is a view from the plane. Caribbean water is so calming...


Picked up a rental car (Jeep Liberty) and drove an hour West to the Belize Zoo - forgive all the pics - I am an animal person and this was undoubtedly one of my favorite things from the trip so far:


Boa Constrictor



Tapir or "mountain cow" - national animal of Belize


Random lizaard on the path

Puma


Ocelot named "Oli"

River Otter



Feeding the South American Jaguar (with zookeeper permission)


Margay chilling in a tree


Colorful toucan!


Freshwater Croccodile


Petting the Central American Jaguar "Junior"


Harpy Eagle


Barn Owls


There were more animals - but those are the highlights. Interesting sidenote: all of the animals at the Belize Zoo are rescue animals or were born there. After that, we caught lunch and then drove for a few hours on bouncy dirt roads to our new hotel the Hidden Valley Inn in Mountain Pine Reserve. Got a small dinner followed by tea.


Tomorrow we are off to see Mayan ruins!

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NEED2LOSEN2010 2/20/2013 8:31PM

    WOW!! Love all the pictures except the snake.....the cats are beautiful!

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FABAT402009 2/15/2013 8:29AM

    Wow!!! emoticon

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LANA2520 2/15/2013 7:40AM

    emoticon pic

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KONRAD695 2/13/2013 11:26PM

    All I do is smile at your blogs. emoticon emoticon

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CAPECODLIGHT 2/13/2013 7:45PM

    You look so happy - that's great! Love, love, love the toucan.

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TINA5318 2/13/2013 6:32PM

    Awesome pictures!! Thanks for sharing!!

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PRETTYPITHY 2/13/2013 12:26PM

    What a fun, active vacation! I'm so impressed that you're keeping up your blogging through out!

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JSPIN74 2/13/2013 12:12PM

    fantastic trip (from the looks & sounds of it)...thx for sharing :)

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JMEPAYNE 2/13/2013 12:09PM

    i am loving all the photos! you look like you are having an AMAZING time!

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METALJEN73 2/13/2013 11:42AM

    Thanks for sharing your pics!

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LAGRAJA 2/13/2013 10:23AM

    Thanks for sharing!

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ROCKMAN6797 2/13/2013 10:06AM

    Wow, what beautiful pictures!
Thanks for sharing!

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HIPPICHICK1 2/13/2013 9:35AM

    Wow! Fabulous photos!!

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ISLAMOM 2/13/2013 7:57AM

    Looks like you are enjoying Belize! I live just a couple hours north...in the state of Quintana Roo (Mexico)!

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GIANTOCR1 2/13/2013 7:16AM

    Great pictures once again. You two look like your having a great time...

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JSTCHLIN 2/13/2013 7:13AM

    Don't apologize, you can never share too many pics. So cool you were allowed to feed and pet the animals. I miss those Caribbean waters so much. And now we expect a few more inches of snow tonight. GRRR. Keep having fun.

Take care and stay healthy

Mike
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MS_ZENZI 2/13/2013 6:42AM

    I've always wanted to go to Belize!!! Beautiful!!!

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HICKOK-HALEY 2/13/2013 3:57AM

    What a fantastic vacation. Wonderful pictures!

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SMOKINGUN 2/13/2013 1:09AM

    You and Ron look like WOW!.. Ron that grass needed to be cut soon or we will never find you. I will not show the dogs the zoo pics, they will be jealous. Can't believe you are holding a snake and then feeding the jaguar! Intense. I agree it looks very calming. Continue to enjoy!
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FITANDFIFTY2 2/13/2013 12:46AM

    I loved all your pics!! How exciting!! Enjoy your visit there!!! Thank you for sharing! emoticon

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