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St. Maarten Zoo, Philipsburg

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Meet a host of brightly colored, tropical wildlife at St. Maarten Zoo, the largest zoological park in the Caribbean. Recently renovated receiving a new breath of life, the park houses an array of indigenous and tropical creatures, including ocelots, several species of monkey, macaws and peacocks. Walk through the giant avery with many species of beautiful bird overhead, or head to the reptile house to see rainbow boas, red footed tortoises and iguanas up close. Wander through luscious, shady gardens, discovering different animals at every turn. Don't miss the mosaic floored gift shop and concession for souvenirs and snacks and if you've got the kids, the pirate themed playground is the largest in St. Maarten. See St. Maarten Zoo and all Philipsburg has to offer by arranging your trip with our Philipsburg trip itinerary builder.
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TripAdvisor
  • A gem in the rough. This little animal park is not your average zoo and I liked it better when the manager described it to us as zoo meets animal park with lots of iguanas. Yes there is need for upgra...  more »
  • Upon arriving at the zoo we were greeted by the owner/manager. He took some time to explain some of the improvements made and some of the future improvements. Once in the zoo they have done a nice job...  more »
  • This zoo is not well known to tourist but it shoud be. They have mostly local critters. I understand it was recently purchased, and he is trying to make improvements. We found it clean and animals see...  more »
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  • My husband and I LOVED this zoo. At first we were hesitant to go in, as we only had an hour before our cruise left, but we cruised around it and saw all the animals. The animals are all rescued and it's funded by the visitors they get. The owner is extremely nice and cares about the animals - he is the only reason that zoo is still there! I would highly recommend it to anybody visiting the island. You get to get really close to the animals and it's an amazing experience!!!
  • Nice little zoo for small kids. Can get very close to the animals. We didn't have little children with us but there were other people who did. The kids were having a great time.
  • Really enjoyed our visit today. It's only small but the animals are all rescued and it's funded by the visitors they get. The owner is lovely and really cares about the animals. I would highly recommend it to anybody visiting the island.
  • Local and kid friendly. They are a small island zoo who depend on contributions. It's nice to support local efforts for the animals and staff who care for the animals
  • You are left on your own to walk around the grounds. They also didn't bother even giving the illusion that the animals were living in great conditions, with the animals swimming in their own fecal matter. However, my son (14 months) loved it, waved to ask the animals, and tried to talk to some.