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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

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Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242-323-5806
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Birdwatching, Viewing foliage
Description: Exotic wildlife like the South American honeybear and the rare Caribbean...
Exotic wildlife like the South American honeybear and the rare Caribbean flamingo make these gardens home.
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For the Birds!

Fed the lorikeets (parrots) by hand. The flamingo march was amazing. I could not believe how they followed their "sergeant-major." The most beautiful bird was the white peacock.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Diane W
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Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Fed the lorikeets (parrots) by hand. The flamingo march was amazing. I could not believe how they followed their "sergeant-major." The most beautiful bird was the white peacock.

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York, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Catch a local bus from George Street in Nassau to Ardastra Gardens and Zoo, and see the marvellous show of "marching flamingos" that is put on three times per day. It is clever how the zoo have harnessed the natural tendency of the pink Caribbean flamingos to congregate and move as a flock to put on a show, marshalled by... More 

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

It has been 2 years since I visited this zoo but I still have fond memories of feeding the Lorys and the watching the hilarious marching flamingos. It was all worth the visit.

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Burlington, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a very small zoo but you can see the animals up lose and it is not crowded. The marching flamingos are more like "chased" flamingos that stop when they are not being chased but beautiful none the less. On of the most beautiful parrots I have ever seen. No cats - the jaguar died. A lite expensive for... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Ardastra was a great stop for the day. Although the prices are a little high (especially with VAT in place) it was worth the stop. It would be a great place to bring kids or a date, as it is a very interactive program. Be sure to attend the Flamingo show as well as feeding the birds, they give you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From the time you enter the zoo it is a quieting, peaceful experience. The slow pace and simple exhibits allow you to relax and really enjoy this small gem of a zoo. Walking among the flamingos as they stroll alongside you was my favorite part. Feeding the parrots was a joy. The staff couldn't have been nicer. A perfect way... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The cost for adults is $18.00 each. The "zoo" is very small and is filled mostly with birds. There are free roaming peacocks and flamingos. There are also parrots and the like out on perches throughout the walk. There is a small petting area with pigs, rabbits and goats. We found it rather small and a bit depressing.

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Nassau, New Providence Island
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The park is quite attractive except that I wanted to see a wider array of animal life. It is located in close proximity to hotels and eateries/entertainment spots.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This zoo is small but feels like you are in the jungle. They have a lot of birds & especially flamingos. It would be better for families with small children. The adult entry fee was $18 each & I thought that was far too expensive for what was there. You only need to a lot an hour to visit the... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We came to the zoo mainly for the marching flamingos and parrot feeding. These interactive activities are I'm a schedule so plan your visit accordingly. The flamingos were a lot of fun to watch and even participate in the show with the birds. Feeding the parrots was a ton of fun as they provide apples and the lovely birds come... More 

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