If you’ve ever watched a brilliant pink flock of flamingos marching in a parade, fed a friendly dolphin, or witnessed The Bahamas’ famous swimming pigs, you know how magical animal encounters in Nassau Paradise Island can be. And if you haven’t…what are you waiting for? There are plenty of ways to take a walk (or a swim!) on the wild side here in Paradise. See for yourself with these photos we’ve collected from our visitors.
Strut With Flamingos
The national bird of The Bahamas is the flamingo. In the 1950s, the Caribbean flamingo was in danger of becoming extinct, and the population plummeted from 100,000 to just 3,000 birds. The Bahamian government passed a law prohibiting flamingo hunting, and today the flamingo population is once again thriving as a result. And with their long legs and bright pink feathers, flamingos have a distinctive appearance and make for great photo ops!
If you’re a guest at Baha Mar, take a stroll to Flamingo Cay to check out the flamingos who live on the resort property. Flamingo parades happen twice a day. Resort guests can also take part in a private flamingo meet and greet or hand-feed baby flamingos for a fee! Check out this photo by @neilwestfall76.