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. Before you head to Philipsburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Philipsburg visit app , to make sure you see all that Philipsburg has to offer, including St. Maarten Zoo.
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  • We have been visiting St. Maarten for close to 12 years and the zoo was never to be missed upon each visit. From the rock throwing monkeys (yes, they did!) to the wandering peacocks, it was always a p...  more »
  • Friendly staff and inhabitants! Animals and birds are well cared for and it heartwarming to know that your money is spent to keep these animals and birds living with great care until there time comes....  more »
  • ... seem to say the animals in this zoo. Very sad to see these birds and dirty monkeys, depression or rendered crazy (Anna who goes round in circles yelling 'hello'), trapped in their small cages. We attended the feeding of parrots, a bowl of kibble and 3 peanuts, they would only peanuts! An iguana decomposing, stuck in the fence of the cage of monkeys... This zoo is also a children's playground. Given the State of the games, I don't let my kids touch. In conclusion, the old zoo. We let anyone get butter on the back of wild animals penned in undignified conditions.
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  • The zoo is totally destroyed with no plan to rebuild. Very sad. 22nd Feb 2018
  • Normally a cool and nice place, sadly at this moment not available because of hurricane Irma.
  • Don't know how it looks now but it was a nice places for kids
  • I started off working for steve helping gift wrap gifts for kids.i also helped cleaning up the garden&the animals cages.it was a suprise to what you'll see from around your surroundings.
  • 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!!!

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