Animals/Pets

Ardastra Closes Infinitely
Ardastra Closes Infinitely

March 23, 2020

Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Centre announced Monday, March 23, its indefinite closure to the public in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19...

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BTC Prepares for Coronavirus
BTC Prepares for Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

BTC is closely monitoring the evolving situation surrounding the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is following guidance from the World Health Organization, The Bahamas Ministry of Health and the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

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Preschoolers Fall in Love with Wildlife at Ardastra Gardens

February 18, 2020

It was an exciting, sun-drenched day filled with “firsts” for 144 preschoolers – the first time they chased a peafowl, met a Bahamian boa or stroked the hardback of Hook, a sulcata tortoise...

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Mission Accomplished CPS Cleans Up Abaco’s Mud

February 17, 2020

The post Dorian cleanup of a densely populated, unplanned area with poor sanitation and sub-standard dwellings was a complex, environmentally hazardous, recovery project which some felt a home-grown company lacked the expertise and resources to see it through...

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A Decade For Baark! Celebrated At Major Fundraiser One Million Animals in The Bahamas Saved

February 13, 2020

A decade of admirable work by Baark! – The Bahamas Alliance For Animal Rights and Kindness and their volunteers was recently celebrated at a fundraiser event at the Old Fort Bay Club on February 1, 2020. A fun-filled evening at their “Dance Through The Decades Party” was a hit with the ‘70’s era proving to be the most popular of the six showcased...

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Ardastra Changes Name, Rebrands Itself

January 22, 2020

An 83-year-old tourist attraction, home to the world-famous marching flamingos, today announced its name change to Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife Conservation Centre...

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US$1.5 Billion in financing and in-kind services pledged for Bahamas hurricane recovery

January 20, 2020

Private companies, Governments, regional and international institutions, and philanthropic individuals have pledged approximately $1.5 billion in financing and in-kind services to support recovery in The Bahamas, in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian...

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Grand Bahama residents receive donated furniture

December 10, 2019

The Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction in conjunction with NEMA, December 9, 2019 began the first distribution of donated furniture for residents who lost so much during the passage of Hurricane Dorian...

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Hero World Challenge Donates $184,500 to the One Bahamas Fund

December 09, 2019

Hero World Challenge Donates $184,500 to the One Bahamas Fund. From left Tiger Woods, Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman and CEO of Hero MotoCorp and Dionisio D’Aguilar, Bahamas Minister of Tourism and Aviation. Creators of the ONE Bahamas Fund - Justin Timberlake, Tiger Woods, NEXUS Luxury Collection, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and members from the ALBANY community - have pledged $6 million toward Hurricane Dorian relief and rebuilding efforts to be matched by those who share their passion to help those impacted by the devastating hurricane.

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Bahamas Prepares for January Pledge Conference to Mobilize Recovery Financing After Hurricane Dorian

December 03, 2019

The Government of The Bahamas and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with support from the Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom will stage a pledge conference on 13 January 2020 in Nassau to mobilize financial and technical support for recovery efforts in The Bahamas, following the passage of Hurricane Dorian..

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Work begins at urgent care areas at PMH

November 29, 2019

There's no better place to experience the joy and wonder of Christmas than at Ardastra Gardens where the holiday season kicks off this Saturday with a tree trimming ceremony..

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Nurses Praised for their Efforts Following Hurricane Dorian

November 22, 2019

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands had only compliments for the nurses gathered for the 42nd Annual Nurses Educational Conference at the Paul Farquharson Conference Centre, Friday, 22nd November, 2019...

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Ceremony For The People Swept Away By Dorian
Ceremony For The People Swept Away By Dorian

November 13, 2019

A MEMORIAL wreath was released into the sea at High Rock on Sunday for the missing victims in East Grand Bahama who were swept away by storm surge during Hurricane Dorian...

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First Zoo Birth for Bahamas’ Only Native Land Mammal

November 07, 2019

Ardastra is celebrating the births of two hutias, the first babies of their kind to be born at the Zoo and Conservation Centre.

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Bahamian Brewery Announces November Rebuild of its Abaco Operations

November 04, 2019

In the nearly two months since Hurricane Dorian blew through Grand Bahama and the Abacos, the Bahamian Brewery & Beverage (BBB) Company has remained determined to keep its business afloat despite major setbacks. With an all hands on deck approach, the company continues to make enormous strides toward the full restoration of its Grand Bahama beer operations and is set now to rebuild their retail store and warehouse...

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An Open Letter to the Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas

October 22, 2019

Hurricane Dorian has been a wakeup call for our country. I was present at one of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) situation report meetings immediately after Dorian, where I gained a true understanding of the scale and magnitude of this climate disaster...

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Boo at the Zoo, Merry Not Scary for Young Audience

October 22, 2019

Youngsters can enjoy a full-fledged Halloween experience and animal encounters at Ardastra’s Boo at the Zoo, a highly anticipated event promising “spooktacular” adventure for the whole family...

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Atlantis Celebrates International Sawfish day with Aqua Talks to promote awareness of endangered small tooth sawfish species

October 21, 2019

As International Sawfish Day is celebrated worldwide on October 17th, this day did not go unnoticed at the iconic Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island. The resort offers the only sanctuary in the world that has successfully reproduced the endangered smalltooth sawfish species; and with a total of eight smalltooth sawfish throughout various marine habitats, International Sawfish Day was celebrated with several on-property activities to spread awareness about the critically endangered species...

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CWCO Donates to Dorian Relief

October 15, 2019

More relief will soon be on the way to Abaco and Grand Bahama as the Bahamas Red Cross works to unload a 20-foot container full of supplies from Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO). The reverse osmosis water supply company shipped the goods from Florida to New Providence to contribute to the Bahamas Red Cross’ ongoing Dorian relief efforts. Cleaning supplies, air mattresses, tarps, batteries, propane fuel, toiletries, emergency food supply kits, first aid kits and more were included in the shipment...

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Grand Bahama Children’s Home Devastated by Dorian Home to be Rebuilt Bigger and Better

September 23, 2019

The devastating loss of life experienced by the northern Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian will surely echo for generations. For the most vulnerable among us - the children - the impact from the storm’s passage has been immediate. With scores of people still missing, many children may likely have been orphaned, and the Grand Bahama Children’s Home (GBCH) is a safe space that they could call home...

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