Native Animals & Species
The bahamas has many amazing animals that are on land and in the water. It also has many tropical plants such as flowers and many types of trees. You can see many marine animals around the bahamas such as clown fish, angelfish, the Nassau grouper which is only found in the Bahamas. Some more marine animals are Nurse sharks, Porcupine fish and Sting rays. There is also some marine life close to the coasts such as sponges, lobsters, conch lobsters and many common fish.The Bahamas has the worlds third largest barrier reef. The most poisonous insects in the Bahamas would be the black widow spider and the bottle spider. Some native animals are the Hutia which is a rodent like creature, Bahamian parrot and the Bahamas wood star hummingbird. Some common land animals are the house gecko and the curly tail lizard. In the Bahamas there are not any poisonous snakes or lizards. There also many wild pigs and horses.There are many interesting animals!
Native Plants & Trees
silk cotton tree
The Bahamas has many beautiful tropical plants and flowers. Out of all the species of plants in the Bahamas 120 of them aren't found anywhere else in the world. Some native trees are the Cancer tree, Five finger, Prince wood and the Geiger tree. Some exotic plants are the Royal Poinciana, African tulip and the Poor man's orchid. Some native fruits are the Governors plum, Darling plum, Sea grape, Soursop and the Guana berry. A native poisonous tree in the Bahamas is the Manchineel it has green fruit that can make you go temporarily blind so be careful! There are many trees and plants that are protected by the government because they are endangered , some of the species are the Beefwood and the Silk cotton. There are many beautiful and wonderful plants in the Bahamas. Its amazing how you can find so many beautiful plants in the wild!