The red, white and blue flag of Belizeis a symbol of the unity of our nation. NATIONAL MOTTO: "Sub Umbra Floreo" - These Latin words mean, "Under The Shade I Flourish.
The Keel Billed Toucan has a great bill brightly colored withgreen, blue, red and orange. It is mostly black with bright yellowcheeks and chest, red under the tail and a distinctive white patchat the base of the tail. Toucans are found in open areas of thecountry with large trees. They makes a frog-like croak. Toucanslike fruits, and eat by cutting with the serrated edge of their bills.Toucans nest in holes in trees, using natural holes or holes made byother birds.
The MahoganyTree is one ofthe biggesttrees of theforest. Risingstraight and tallto over ahundred feet.
The Tapir or Mountain Cow is the largest landmammal of the American tropics. The tapir is astoutly built animal withshort legs, about the size of a donkey and weighs up to 600 pounds. The tapir is a vegetarian. It spends much of its time in water or mudshallows, and is a strong swimmer.
This orchid grows on trees in dampareas, and flowers nearly all yearround. The black orchid flower hasgreenish-yellow petals and sepalswith purple blotches near the base.