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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

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Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: +1 242-323-5806
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The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80...

The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre is a peaceful 80 year-old retreat spread over 4 acres of lush tropical gardens and is home to over 200 birds, reptiles and mammals. The Ardastra Gardens is home to a collection of endangered land animals and features the Bahamas National Bird, the beautiful and exotic Caribbean Flamingo. Here you will participate in the "Flamingo Experience", a unique show of the glory and antics of these incredible creatures together with an excellent narration of their story. You will also hand-feed the colourful and playful South Pacific Lory Parrots and have numerous photographic opportunities with "Toby" the Cockatoo, "Jackie" the Snake and "Freddy" the Peacock. While walking the Gardens, friendly and informed staff will answer questions while two-legged feathered friends will freely entertain. Light refreshments are available at the "Parrot Pit Stop". "Toby's Treasures" is filled with gifts/souvenirs so that you can take a piece of Ardastra home with you.

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a day at the zoo

For the islands, this a a lovely place to take the children too. they have flamingo show and an area where you can feed the birds

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
SHEILA P
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Oakville, Canada
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Hamilton
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you should visit because this zoo is obviously short of funds and needs your $$ the keepers are very knowledgeable and dedicated if you have kids they will enjoy the 'marching' flamingos ... make sure to gag any cynical adults in your party

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For the islands, this a a lovely place to take the children too. they have flamingo show and an area where you can feed the birds

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The caretaker Danika ! Was superb she knew everything that i ask when it came to the animals ! My daughters had fun watching an participating with the flamingoes! They were afraid at first an she was very professional with interacting with us showing us what to do from what not to do ! We took photos with this white... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here with my wife and teenage daughter. I had low expectations and thought the admission price was a bit high, but we had a lovely time. We all saw things we liked, and the environment was peaceful and beautiful. Nice selection of goods and fauna, though I was disappointed not to see an agouti.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Ardastra since I was a kid and now a member. They do a fantastic job educating the locals as well as tourist on the care and species they have. They have a great bird cage you can go in and had feed the birds as the kids would love as well as a nice flamingo... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with my 2 kids, who thought it was a lot of fun, as the exhibits were close together and they could see the animals up close. The marching flamingo did not really march, and seemed to be moving because they were being followed closely by their "sergent" trainer. Wouldn't you run if you had a different species following... More 

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Rijswijk, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having paid $18 entrance we expected to find a zoo. Instead we found several cages with one or two rather uninteresting birds and only three non feathered species (2 wild cats, a ring-tailed lemur and a couple of monkeys, oh and two little pigs). The flamingos were indeed beautiful and the shop is good but otherwise, I'd give this one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Good photo ops. Lots to see. Fun feeding the birds and cute curio shop. Hot in summer months but if you like flora and fauna you will enjoy this. Fun for the kids too.

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Ocala,, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never heard of or believed Flamingos were trained than we saw these. Real cute. This was part of a Nature tour it was a jittney motor tour very little walkinf great fo all ages

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I can appreciate and tapper expectations for the zoo based on location and available funding, but I wanted to cry. Water loving animals (turtles, capybara) were in dry and destitute cages. Most exhibits are empty and animals that thrive as mates separated to fill cages, (lemur who was matted and looked comatose, swans, ducks, etc). Many animals are gone and... More 

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