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Creatures of Better In Belize

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The sighting of a Belize tapir, during daytime hours, is rare. Central America’s largest land mammal, tapirs can weigh in at 500 pounds and they enjoy the Belize rainforest living. Tapirs love taking dips to cool off and munch on the aquatic vegetation of the Macal River that abuts our Belize Eco Village. Tapirs take refuge in water from predators, heat, and parasites – with fish sometimes snacking on the parasites found on their bodies and rare sightings can be enjoyed by those owners that have Belize Waterfront Homes.

Their snout – like a truncated elephant’s trunk – affords them an acute sense of smell, great for food foraging and detecting predators in the Belize jungles. Long, flexible, and fleshy their proboscis probes for fruit and foliage, snagging shoots, twigs, branches and buds which are found in abundance in our Belize property for sale.

Tapirs’ origins can be traced back 50 million years or so. Ancestors to rhinos and horses, tapirs can really hoof it in short bursts of …

VITAL INFORMATION ABOUT BELIZE- belizepropertycenter.com

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The origin of the name Belize is a little muddy, kind of like the Belize River after a rainstorm! The Mayan word for "muddy water" is belix so Belize may have been derived from it. Or, perhaps a swashbuckling buccaneer, named Peter Wallace, deserves credit for Belize's name. Legend has it that Wallace, who settled in Belize in 1638, was initially pronounced as "Vallis" (as there is no "W" in Spanish) which became further corrupted into Balis or Belize. Our favourite theory combines the Spanish words Bella Isla (Beautiful Island) into the name Belize.  National Flag:  The shield of the Coat of Arms is divided into three sections by a vertical line and an inverted V.The base section represents a ship in full sail on waves of the sea. The two upper sections show tools of the timber industry in Belize: a paddle and a squaring axe in the right section and a saw



Supporting the shield are two woodcutters, the one on the right holding a beating axe over his …