The Zoo celebrates World Animal Day

World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October the 4th. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned in locations all over the globe. The 4th of October was originally chosen for World Animal Day because it is the feast day of Francis of Assisi, a nature lover and patron saint of animals and the environment.


World Animal Day is observed by animal-lovers of all beliefs, nationalities and backgrounds. Animal rescue shelters hold fundraising events, and schools undertake animal-related projects. Individuals donate to animal charities or pledge to sponsor a shelter animal.

What can you do to celebrate World Animal Day this year? Why not visit the Zoo?

The Zoo was the first on the island to introduce World Animal Day. We no longer have our large World Animal Day party, but we always honor World Animal Day in some way.

This year the Zoo will be offering half price admission to the Zoo on Saturday October 5th.

That’s right! 50% off all admissions for this Saturday!

Take advantage of the special price, and bring the children to the Zoo on Saturday and let them visit and learn about the animals they see there.

Teach them about how to care for and respect the animals around them. By visiting the Zoo, you and your children can acknowledge and be thankful for the way in which animals enrich our lives.

The St. Maarten Zoo wishes everyone a happy World Animal Day.

Reach out and do something special to celebrate the life of the animals we share the earth with.

See you at the Zoo!