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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center

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Address: Chippingham Road, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 12423235806
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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 cute little zoo with some nice interactivity

While the entrance fee may seem a little pricey ($18 USD per person), the zoo is also a conservation area, and your fees go to support those endeavours. Set up like a little maze... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While the entrance fee may seem a little pricey ($18 USD per person), the zoo is also a conservation area, and your fees go to support those endeavours. Set up like a little maze in the jungle, you follow cute pathways around to see many exotic birds, reptiles and mammals. You can catch the flamingo parade and get your photo... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's a small zoo, but there are plenty of gorgeous parrots, other birds, turtles, monkeys and so much more of the local wildlife to view here. And you can get up close and personal with the cages for excellent views and photos. They also have a huge flock of flamingos that you can actually walk among to admire. And don't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little zoo. I don't know if it's because it's slow season but it needs some maintenance. The animals seem healthy but mostly laid back, but the flamingo show was amazing! Was hoping to see the white peacock display but the feathers have dropped because mating season is over for the year already :( I guess I just picked the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only experience was the kids saw flamingos for the first time. It's a paid attraction I could have skipped. Wasn't worth it.

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so sad touring this place, I felt so bad for the animals, which were mostly birds. A complete renovation is needed. The terrain was difficult to walk on in many areas. The plants are lush, but not many are labeled, and they appear all over the island anyway. There are parrots on display on stands around the area.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As many reviewers have stated, this is a small zoo and your visit time will probably be only a couple hours. We had a lot of fun at the bird encounters which is a unique experience to other zoos I've visited. The flamingo show is cute and they allow people to enter the arena and take pictures with the flamingos.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kids loved it! Nothing like the zoos in the states, but we stayed 2 hours. Watched the flamingo show, fed the birds. The kids loved it and so did I, it's worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens but not much to do. We were in and out in 25 mins. But if you want a nice walk around and admire the birds, flamingos etc it is a nice little trip !

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing variety of parrots, including Lola who spoke 😊. Animals including monkeys, goats & sheep u can feed, parrots u can feed, black Swan and wild cats; our teenager loved it 🤗

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

The park was a bit quiet when we visited but it is still great to see and interact with the animals. Great spot for families with kids too!

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