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St. Maarten Zoo, Philipsburg

3.3
#7 of 14 in Parks in Sint Maarten
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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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  • Located in the Dutch side, the zoo is home to a fauna of small (to the dimensions of the island in fact) but varied. Proximity to animals is an exceptional experience for anyone who loves animals. Share with your family. Special mention to Anna and his 'Hello'
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  • Upon arrival the manager came right out to greet us. He was very kind and informative. Its not a huge zoo, but a good way to spend some time off the resort. You can feed the animals by hand here, but ...  more »
  • There is something very hopeful and worthwhile happening here. A lot of people would label it “organic.” If you come here you will see that this is a hybrid attraction – a play space, a petting zoo, a...  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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Not good value for your money, especially as the grounds are small, most animals are caged and relatively unhappy, the aromas in some areas are overwhelming. Especially the goat/pig pen near the restaurant and children's play area. The playground for older children is quite deteriorated, unsafe and unhygienic. There have been changes from when we visited two years ago - splash pool, huts with a table and chairs to offer shelter from the sudden downpours, and 2-5 year old play structures.

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