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Bahamas. By: Christine Stephanie and Brittany Boeckman. Animals. Raccoon- hands are so nimble they can unlace a shoe unlatch a cage and deftly retrieve coins as thin as dimes from your shirt pocket. Hutia - are nocturnal and are the only land mammal native to the Bahamas.

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bahamas

Bahamas

By: Christine Stephanie and Brittany Boeckman

animals
Animals
  • Raccoon- hands are so nimble they can unlace a shoe unlatch a cage and deftly retrieve coins as thin as dimes from your shirt pocket.
  • Hutia- are nocturnal and are the only land mammal native to the Bahamas.
  • Wild boar- naturally timid and, run away at the sight of people
pictures
Pictures

Many people travel to the Bahamas.

Some things that people do are swimming with the dolphins.

The Bahamas have many beaches for people to enjoy.

a uthors
Authors
  • John Thompson- a book called Islands of the Sun
  • Dennis Dames- a poem he wrote was Perseverance
  • Arthia A. Nixon- a book called the Beauty within
government
Government
  • Parliament Democracy
  • They have a prime minister
  • And 2 other political parties
large cities
Large Cities
  • Nassua
  • Lucaya
  • Freeport
culture
Culture
  • Black people make up four fifths of the population.
  • Many were slaves.
  • Kids from ages five to 14 have to go to school.
tourist attractions
Tourist Attractions
  • Jeep Safaris
  • Segway Tours
  • Snorkeling
  • Stingray Encounters
history
History
  • The earliest permanent European settlement occurred in 1647 on the island of independence from the United Kingdom.
  • In 1492 Christopher Columbus sailed from Spain with three ships, seeking Asia.
  • 1666 about five hundred people lived on the Bahamas.
geography
Geography
  • By Cuba and the United States
  • It is in central America and the Caribbean.
  • Coast line is 3,542km
fun facts
Fun Facts
  • Has 700 islands and only 40 of them have people
  • No legal drinking age
  • 3rd longest barrier reef
bibliography
Bibliography
  • http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/pges/instruction/kid-pages/islands/bahamas/People.html
  • http://www.henry.k12.ga.us/pges/instruction/kid-pages/islands/bahamas/animals.html
  • http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=en&safe=active&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=bahamas&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&oq=&safe=on
  • http://bestonbahamas.com/
  • http://www.bahamas4kids.com/
  • http://www.writers.net/writers/country/17/20
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Bahamas
  • http://geography.about.com/library/cia/blcbahamas.htm