The national park offers excellent wildlife observation and birding opportunities. With such the faunal diversity is high and it can be characterized by the diverse fauna that inhabit the national park. The MBNP forms part of the Maya Mountain Massif –an area of crucial importance to wildlife conservation, supporting the largest population of jaguars within Belize.
Several threatened species have been recorded in the area, including the endangered Yucatan black howler monkey, Geoffroy’s Spider monkey and Baird’s tapir and the Sabrinus and Sanderson’s rain frogs. A number of vulnerable species also occur here including the Spanish cedar and Mahogany, Great curassow, Crested guan and Keel-billed motmot. Other species of note include the Ocellated turkey and the Water opossum.
We have categorized the wildlife found in the Park by IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
THE MAYFLOWER BOCAWINA NATIONAL PARK (MBNP)
Baird’s tapir (Tapirus bairdii)
Yucatan Black Howler Monkey (Alouatta pigra)
Geoffroy’s Spider Monkey (Ateles geoffroyi)
Sabrinus rain frog (Craugastor sabrinus)
Jaguar (Panthera onca)
Margay (Leopardus wiedii)
Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis)
Great Curassow (Crax rubra)