Animals/Pets

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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Ardastra Field Trips Make Learning Fun

September 20, 2019

With the opening of the new school year just around the corner, Ardastra Gardens Zoo and Conservation Centre is set to roll-out its collection of field trips combining the excitement of exploration with enriched understanding – valuable assets for creative teachers looking for an opportunity to expand the school’s curriculum beyond the four walls of a classroom...

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Hot Meals for Thousands as BTC Teams up with World Central Kitchen

September 18, 2019

As thousands of Bahamians continue to be in need of food, water and shelter, The Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTC), through the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF), today announced its partnership with World Central Kitchen (WCK). BTC presented WCK with a check in the amount of US$25,000 to help the organization with the cost of providing meals to displaced families...

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Chinese Government donates $100,000 towards Hurricane Dorian Relief

September 10, 2019

The Government of the People’s Republic of China donated $100,000 towards the Hurricane Dorian Relief efforts. The presentation was made on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, on Gladstone Road...

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BAARK Releases List of Organizations Persons can Donate Animal Relief Eforts to
BAARK Releases List of Organizations Persons can Donate Animal Relief Eforts to

September 04, 2019

Hi Everyone, we have started a list of organizations people can donate towards the animal relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian where we know people will be involved in assisting. You can donate to Animal Relief Efforts at the following organizations...

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Humane Society of Grand Bahama reportedly devastated by the passing of Hurricane Dorian
Humane Society of Grand Bahama reportedly devastated by the passing of Hurricane Dorian

September 02, 2019

Reports are in that the Humane Society of Grand Bahama has been completely devastated by the passing of Hurricane Dorian a historically catastrophic category 5 hurricane.

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Pet Food Institute Goes to Summer Camp

August 22, 2019

Bahamas Humane Society summer camp attendees get a lesson on what not to feed Fido...

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Bahamian stung by passion for bees
Bahamian stung by passion for bees

August 15, 2019

Charles Burrows demonstrates how to remove the honey.When Charles Burrows, 64, went on a hike one day six years ago on Long Island, he came across a large bee colony and though he was not physically harmed, he was stung by a passion for beekeeping. The long walk has turned into a [...]

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Experts remove killer bee hive
Experts remove killer bee hive

August 15, 2019

THE hive of the bees that attacked and killed an elderly man and two dogs in the Caravel Beach area was located and removed from the area by a local pest control company, The Tribune understands.

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Ardastra Impacts US Teens Through Broadreach

August 12, 2019

It was an unlikely classroom for middle and high school students from the US, but within the lush, tropical gardens of Ardastra – The Bahamas’ only zoo and conservation centre American teens discovered whether their true life’s calling is to provide care for animals.

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Bear Breaks Into House and Smashes Wall to Leave

August 12, 2019

A black bear broke into a house in the US before escaping by smashing through a wall...

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Ardastra impacts American teens through Broadreach
Ardastra impacts American teens through Broadreach

August 12, 2019

It was an unlikely classroom for middle and high school students from the United States (U.S.), but within the lush, tropical gardens of Ardastra - The Bahamas' only zoo and conservation center - American teens discovered whether their true life's calling is to provide care [...]

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OPENING OF THE 2019/2020 CRAWFISH SEASON
OPENING OF THE 2019/2020 CRAWFISH SEASON

August 01, 2019

The Department of Marine Resources takes this opportunity to remind stakeholders and the general public that the crawfish season opens on Thursday, 1st August, 2019. As stakeholders prepare to take advantage of the season, the Department admonishes all concerned to recall that:

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