World Animals Day at the St. Maarten Zoo

POSTED: 10/2/15 7:11 PM

St. Maarten – Sunday, October 4, is World Animals Day, a day we celebrate mankind’s relationship with the Animal Kingdom. “Did you know that the St Maarten Zoo has 46 different types of specifies? Well we do! Did you also know that the St. Maarten Zoo houses an animal that can also be found in the secondary forest in northwestern Colombia? Well we do, it’s our Cotton-top Tamrin, a small new world monkey weighing less than 0.5 kilo,” the zoo writes in a press release.

Along with rest of the world, the zoo will be celebrating animal life in all its forms including endangered and rare species. “We should acknowledge and be thankful for the many positive influences and diverse roles animals play in our lives.  They not only bring wonder to this world we share but also help keep a natural balance,” the release states.

The St. Maarten Zoological & Botanical Garden Foundation will celebrate animals with an arts, crafts & stuff event at the zoo on October 4. It starts at 11 a.m. and goes on until 5 p.m.  There will be vendors selling St. Maarten Day items such as tee-shirts and accessories. Food and drink will also be on sale.

Using the saying one man’s junk is another man treasure, visitors will be able to find their own treasure at affordable prices.  To entertain the younger generation and educate them about our animals, there will also be an informative- interactive tour during which   they will be able to ask questions about animals in zoo.

The zoo is collaborating with Funtopia. Children will be able to get their face painted, balloon molder will be on stilts, there will be appearances by the popcorn mascot & junior bouncing castle will be there for their playful entertainment and Funtopia will also be given the children the opportunity to register onsite to join the Funclub.  All proceeds will go towards the Funtopia Youth Initiative.

Tickets for children are $2 and for adults $5. Interested vendors should contact public relations officer Caisha Evans at 527 35 30  or  email to













Notes to the Editor

For more information about our current activities and events, please contact Public Relations Officer of the Board Caisha Evans  at tel. 5273530 or by email at


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