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Ardastra Gardens Wishing for New Baby Flamingos

Ardastra Gardens needs help getting the National Bird of The Bahamas get in tune with the environment to produce new flamingoes.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Ardastra Gardens needs help getting the National Bird of The Bahamas get in tune with the environment to produce new flamingoes. The rare breed has gone a decade without a pregnancy.

Cherika Johnson reports.

 



Caribbean flamingos are the most challenging to breed and Ardastra Gardens has waited ten years for a new birth.

Animal Manager Hendrew Haley says the local zoo is endeavoring to make conditions more conducive for breeding.

Most of the flamingoes, whose life expectancy can extend to more than 70 years in captivity, have become fixtures at the zoo.

Haley says Ardastra Gardens will be happy if just one baby flamingo is born.

Some animal lovers and concerned Bahamians have come forward to help with the birthing process by ensuring the environment is favorable for mating.

A Go Fund Me account has pulled in $10,000 so far.

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