The Zoo at Ardastra features a wide variety of exotic and native wildlife. The animals range from African servals to Bahamian hutias. Like humans, our animals have interesting personalities and stories – especially our rescue animals that arrived injured and/or orphaned but now call Ardastra home. With peafowls, lory parrots, swans and macaws, you could say we’re for the birds here—especially with our famed Caribbean flamingos!
With temperatures that rarely soar above 90 or fall below 60 degrees, Ardastra Gardens is home to a brilliant array of flowers and trees such as coconut palms, bromeliads, orchids, bougainvillea and hibiscus blossoms of every color. It’s also a wonderfully tranquil place to admire the awesome canopy of mangos, sapodillas and breadfruit and explore the winding trails draped with vines and lined with tropical trees.
Programs & Events
From parrots to pink flamingos, Ardastra offers a wide variety of programs and events sure to entertain and educate. There are daily opportunities to hand-feed playful lory parrots at 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Then at 10:30am, 2:15 and 4:00pm, Ardastra’s famous flamingos take center stage, where they march in parade and on command, complete “about faces” and 180-degree turns. A must see for the young and young-at-heart!