Celebrating Endangered Species Day
at Atlantis


This May, celebrate Endangered Species Day at Atlantis Paradise Bahamas. Our dedicated experts care for a variety of endangered species and our efforts extend far beyond our resort. 

 

At Atlantis, we're all about conservation—it's not just something we talk about; it's at the core of who we are. More than 9 endangered species call Atlantis home. But the heartbeat of our conservation efforts lies in our success stories. Six of those endangered species have had reproductive success ensuring their survival for future generations. 

 
STEP BY STEP
Team members wade into the Predator Lagoon and condition them to eat at assigned feeding stations.
sawfish conditioning 3
getting comfortable
As the sawfish become accustomed to the process, the Sea Keeper team shifts to hand feeding and gentle touch during daily interactions.
sawfish conditioning pups
reproductive success
Did you know Atlantis is the first and only facility in the world to have reproductive success with the smalltooth sawfish? Four pups, two male and two female, were born at Atlantis in 2012.
sawfish conditioning 5
Huge species
These elasmobranchs (members of the shark and ray family) are enormous, growing 17 feet long and weighing more than 700 pounds.
sawfish conditioning 4
rostrum is used for hunting
Their most striking feature is the long, narrow rostrum that stretches out more than 2 feet and is ringed with small, sharp teeth. Sawfish use it as a hunting tool, slashing their head through schools of fish to to stun and capture a meal
take a look

Guests can watch the aquarium team in action during scheduled feedings at
Predator Lagoon at 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Tuesdays through Sundays.

Atlantis works with conservation partners through The Blue Project Foundation and
The Nature Conservancy to protect and restore critical sawfish habitat. 

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