Bermuda hosts one of the healthiest populations of Green Turtles in the Atlantic basin and may be the best site in the world to study younger turtles in their natural habitat. Now endangered worldwide, the Green Turtle once nested in Bermuda. Over-exploited by early Bermudian settlers for food, oil and its shell, our nesting population was decimated by the 1900s, despite the island drafting one of the earliest attempts at conservation legislation in the world to protect these sea turtles.
Sea turtles have enjoyed complete protection in Bermuda since 1972 when a moratorium was placed on the taking of all marine turtles in Bermuda. Our Green Turtle exhibit introduces visitors to the Bermuda Turtle Project and offers an excellent opportunity to focus on the importance of conservation and education to the protection of our oceanic island environment.
With over 200 native species of colourful fishes and delicate invertebrates, Aquarium visitors explore Bermuda's diverse marine communities in numerous naturalistc displays, from the deep open ocean and spectacular coral reefs to shallow coastal waters. Look for parrotfish, jacks, groupers, triggerfish, angelfish and squirrelfish and eels.
Our 140,000-gallon signature exhibit, North Rock, offers a breathtaking look at a living replica of one of the island's most stunning natural coral reefs. Experience a dive to one of the island's most popular sites - without getting wet! You can even climb into a Plexiglas bubble that provides the feeling of diving in a coral cave. Based on a local habitat famed for large schools of grazing fishes, purple sea fans and gardens of brain, star and branch corals, the North Rock exhibit features barracuda, sharks, and groupers.
Check out some of the many endangered terrapins at BAMZ. Very often they can be seen sunning themselves on logs in their exhibit
Jump in with both feet - and hands - to experience the wonders of the Discovery Cove. This outdoor area encourages children to explore the environment in very tactile ways through play.
With its ever-changing marine and terrestrial exhibits and regular storytelling sessions, the Discovery Room is an adult/children's activity centre designed for our younger visitors. It's here that we can help foster children's natural wonder at the living world and help establish the building blocks of a meaningful conservation ethic.
When you go through the doors of our Australasia Exhibit, you're immersed in a different world. Parma wallabies, tree kangaroos, Asian small-clawed otters, birds, bats and even mouse deer surround you. Learn where these and other animals come from, as well as how they live and what they eat. Several animals in this exhibit are part of the international Species Survival Plan.
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Who can resist adorable ring-tailed lemurs? BAMZ's population of these animals from Madagascar represents their island nation well. Madagascar is home to a wide variety of species found nowhere else on Earth. The endemic Madagascar animals developed in isolation on one of the world’s largest islands. Visit our newest walk-through exhibit and come face to face with lemurs, fossa, chameleons and many more wonderous animals from this amazing island.
BAMZ visitors are always eager to see the Galapagos tortoises, which occupy a large outdoor space near our Caribbean Exhibit. American businessman and adventurer Vincent Astor, a frequent Bermuda visitor and BAMZ friend, first brought Galapagos tortoises to our facility in the 1930s. Today's visitors continue to marvel at these enormous animals and children enjoy having photos taken with them under the supervision of our zookeepers.
Enter our Caribbean Exhibit to be transported to our neighbouring region to the south. The Caribbean Exhibit is a vast flight cage, where the animals roam free and people are confined to a meandering path. The trees, water and exhibit floor are alive with mammals, including our golden lion tamarins and acouchi, as well as species of fish, birds and reptiles. Learn about the natural heritage of the Caribbean region, and how wind and water, as well as people and animals, have brought species from the Caribbean to Bermuda.
The star of our Reptile Exhibit is Oscar the alligator. Oscar has been at BAMZ for as long as anyone can remember. Oscar is still much of the time, but sometimes surprises zookeepers and visitors with his agility. He's also capable of emitting a mighty roar, if he's hungry - which isn't often, as alligators do not feed frequently.