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Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center
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Flamingos at the display
Date opened 1982 (open since 1937 as gardens)
Location Nassau, The Bahamas
Number of animals about 300

Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre is situated in Nassau, the capital city of the Bahamas.

Ardastra Gardens were opened in 1937 though the work of the Jamaican horticulturist, Hedley Vivian Edwards. Ardastra is from the Latin Ardua astrum, which means “Striving for the stars”. Flamingoes were brought to the gardens by the government of the Bahamas in the 1950s, with the intention of breeding them as Flamingoes had become rare in The Bahamas. In 1982 the gardens were bought by the Bahamian, Mr. Norman Solomon, who started the first zoo of the Bahamas there.

The zoo now has about 300 animals and is best known for its flamingoes.

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