The Zoo is preparing to celebrate the 8th birthday of everyone's favourite jaguar...Junior Buddy!

As always, Junior's party guests will include students from primary schools in the Belize District. In preparation for the big day, TBZ's Education Department conducted outreach visits to every class at St. John's Anglican School in Belize City. Students were treated to a cool presentation and discussion on the magnificent jaguar, and, of course, about the "ambassador" himself, Junior Buddy. Here, TBZ Educator Johanna Pacheco wows the attentive students with a real jaguar skull, and talks about the adaptations that makes this cat the King of the Jungle! St. John's students will be competing in an jaguar essay contest to win a chance to be one of the special guests at Junior Buddy's party next month. Best of luck to all essay writers!