Animals/Pets

New warning issued over 'aggressive bees'

July 17, 2019

A WARNING was issued yesterday advising Freeport residents to be aware of "aggressive bees" in the area of Wellington Drive and Ponce de Leon.Police were called to the area around 9am yesterday...

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Breeding success at Ardastra: Mating moments help replenish native species
Breeding success at Ardastra: Mating moments help replenish native species

July 16, 2019

They found mates, built nests, incubated a clutch of shiny white eggs and have raised their young. In the game of life, white-crowned pigeons - a near-threatened species - are finally winning, due in large measure to Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre. Hunting of [...]

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Warning after man suffers 16 bee stings

July 02, 2019

RECENT “aggressive” bee attacks occurring in Freeport and East Grand Bahama have prompted the Bahamas National Trust to issue an alert to the public.

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'Pigs of Paradise' returns home to sold-out audience

July 01, 2019

On its latest stop on a world tour, the film based on the award-winning book is now playing at Island House in Nassau, with Exuma up next...

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Famed Mexican rescue dog Frida retires after nine years' duty

June 25, 2019

A rescue dog who gained international fame for her heroics after an earthquake hit Mexico in 2017 has retired after nine years of service...

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Ardastra Rescues, Rehabilitates Wildlife in Distress
Ardastra Rescues, Rehabilitates Wildlife in Distress

May 22, 2019

It takes roughly five minutes and some prompting for the American kestrel – a small, colorful falcon –to realize its free.

Discovered two weeks ago flapping around on the ground, a do-gooder brought the young bird to Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre...

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How Ardastra is putting a kestrel back in the sky
How Ardastra is putting a kestrel back in the sky

May 22, 2019

IT takes roughly five minutes and some prompting for the American kestrel - a small, colourful falcon -to realise it's free. Discovered around two weeks ago flapping on the ground, a do-gooder brought the young bird to Ardastra Gardens, Zoo & Conservation Centre believing it to be lacking the flight and survival skills that it would have been taught by its parents had it not fallen from its nest...

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52-Year Old Dolphin Gives Birth at Blue Lagoon Island
52-Year Old Dolphin Gives Birth at Blue Lagoon Island

April 18, 2019

The team at Blue Lagoon Island has officially introduced its newest member of the family – a healthy and strong native Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin calf named Duchess...

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'Free the dolphins, don't breed them'
'Free the dolphins, don't breed them'

April 11, 2019

THE birth announcement of a new bottlenose dolphin in captivity at Blue Lagoon Island signals that animal tourism continues to be dark chapter for The Bahamas, according to one environmental activist...

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Dog Days Marathon Attracts International Competitor, but Nassau native claims Win!

April 01, 2019

Over 500 competitors enjoyed perfect weather conditions, beautiful scenery, and a world class route at the annual Grand Bahama Dog Days Half Marathon...

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Outrage at shotgun shark killing
Outrage at shotgun shark killing

March 21, 2019

BAHAMAS National Trust executive director Eric Carey wants authorities to investigate a "sickening" shark killing captured on film...

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34th Annual HSGB Dog Show an Enjoyable Day

March 11, 2019

The Humane Society of Grand Bahama (HSGB) held their 34th annual Dog Show on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. Beautiful weather and a host of gorgeous dogs combined to make a successful and enjoyable day...

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KC Dog Show features Beauty, Brains and Fun

March 06, 2019

The Bahamas Kennel Club ( BKC) will be holding their annual Dog Show, March 16 and 17 from 9 am to 3 pm at Collins House Grounds...

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Mountain lion in California tree 'rescued' by firefighters
Mountain lion in California tree 'rescued' by firefighters

February 18, 2019

A very large cat has been rescued from a tree near a property in California after the homeowner saw it while working in the garden, officials say...

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'Police shot dogs tied up in yard'
'Police shot dogs tied up in yard'

February 13, 2019

TWO dogs were allegedly shot in their owner's yard by Royal Bahamas Police Force officers on Friday - an incident which has drawn the ire of Bahamas Humane Society president Kim Aranha...

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The Skinny on Fat Dogs and Cats-Managing obesity in pets
The Skinny on Fat Dogs and Cats-Managing obesity in pets

February 04, 2019

It is not just humans who fight the battle of the bulge. According to a recently released study, obesity in pets is a growing problem with 56% of dogs and 60% of domestic cats in the U.S. tipping the scales at an unhealthy weight...

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Atlantis, Paradise Island Helping To Make History With Rare Male Spotted Dolphin
Atlantis, Paradise Island Helping To Make History With Rare Male Spotted Dolphin

February 02, 2019

Atlantis, Paradise Island is celebrating further successes in an already incredible success story! Data recently collected from a tag fitted on a rare male spotted dolphin – a species considered “data-deficient..."

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Conch may be wiped out in 10-15 years
Conch may be wiped out in 10-15 years

January 11, 2019

THE Bahamas National Trust is gearing up for a major conservation push in the wake of research findings that warn the local conch supply could be wiped out in ten to 15 years...

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BHS president: Dog life expectancy claims 39nonsense39
BHS president: Dog life expectancy claims 39nonsense39

December 31, 2018

BAHAMAS Humane Society President Kim Aranha said claims by a Canadian news site that dogs in the local shelter have a life expectancy of "only two to three years" are "absolute nonsense"...

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Anak Krakatau: How a tsunami could wipe out the last Javan rhinos
Anak Krakatau: How a tsunami could wipe out the last Javan rhinos

December 28, 2018

Conservationists have warned that the entire species of the critically endangered Javan rhino could be wiped out if a tsunami were to strike again...

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