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Mark's Ark

Animals For Parties from Auburn, IN - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
Ruffle some feathers, scratch some scales, pet a toroise, wag some tails!
Have you ever been to a zoo and said, "I wish I could pet that!"
Well...Look no further. That's Mark's Ark, where the animals come TO YOU! For all occasions.
Have Mark Kohlhorst, professional animal handler, bring amazing people friendly, exotic animals to your special event. One of the best things about your planned event is that YOU get to select the kind of AMAZING critters you want to show up! And remember too that you may pet everything you select and in most cases you can hold them as well!
Do you have a theme for your event? Not a problem. Mark's Ark can accomodate just about any request. Have a jungle safari, rainforest, bug hunt, down on the farm princess party theme or other? We can do it!
Mark Kohlhorst has worked professionally with exotic animals of all kinds for over 20 years. Mark presents his animals, himself looking the part of a jungle explorer, clad in kakhi and topped off with an Ausie outback hat. Performances are always family friendly, DEFINEATELY audience interactive, humorous and educational.
Mark's Ark has been featured many times in newspapers, television programs, and radio broadcasts around the greater Ft. Wayne, Indiana area and beyond.

Mark's Ark is perfect any time of the year for birthday parties, classrooms, homeschoolers, corporate employee parties, daycares, scout groups, fairs, festivals, block parties, holiday parties, and nursing and retirement homes just to name a few.
How about a singing animal gram? You choose the animal and the message and Mark will do the singing, ( and yes, he is good, interview him over the phone!)
Do you have that "special" person in your life at home or at work? What would you say to a kissing pig for their birthday or Valentines Day? This is always a huge hit!

Are you getting married soon? Consider having beautiful doves released. Something you'll never forget.
How about having doves or other tropical birds free-perched at the alter of your church, and even at the reception as you enter with your wedding party. You may even decorate the perches or cages in your chosen flowers and colors. Your guests will be amazed!
Unique and amazing for your photo albums too.
During the reception, when the cake is being cut, the boquette is being tossed, and you have your first dance as husband and wife and you don't want children to take away from those once in a liftime moments...Have Mark entertain those little guys with a live animal show in another room! This is becoming a very popular alternative to the "no children prefered" weddings.

Finally, just consider...
With schools all over the country eliminating field trips, due to budget cuts and safety issues, Mark's Ark is the perfect answer to that valuable learning experience. Mark's Ark comes to any location! And, Mark is able to adjust his programs to your schools' educational requirements too.

You can also be safe in the knowledge that Mark's Ark is proud to be USDA licensed and insured.

Remember...The animals can't wait to see ya!
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

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Mark was wonderful. He made my daughter feel so special. He gave just the right amount of background/details about each animal to keep it interesting, but still keep it moving. He was very flexible with our large, crazy family :) We would definitely use him again.

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Mark's Ark’s Response:

Hello Kami, Thank you so much for the kind words. They are really appreciated. That was a really fun party. Sincerely, Mark Kohlhorst, Mark's Ark

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He is the best!!! Mark was awesome and so were the animals. 10/10 recommendation!!!!

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Mark's Ark’s Response:

Hi Eden, Thank you so much for the kind words. You have very nice friends. It was a pleasure to provide entertainment for them all, and I'm really glad that the guest of honor had a great surprise and loved the critters. I really appreciate your business. Sincerely, Mark, Mark's Ark

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My daughter's 8th birthday party Mark was amazing. Called prior to discuss the types of animals would best fit the event. Showed up on time, set up the animals and took one out st a time and explained to 20 8 year olds about the animal. Also have to hand it to him, letting children hold the animals without showing stress (dropping, fear etc) He is a true professional and made our party ! Thanks mark

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Mark's Ark’s Response:

Thank you Kim. I really appreciate it. I truly appreciate your business and allowing me to be a part of your daughter's party. Your daughter was a great helper! Sincerely, Mark Kohlhorst, Mark's Ark

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PAST EVENTS
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2017
Apr
5
Birthday Party (Kids)
Warsaw, IN
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Apr
15
Birthday Party (Kids)
Lake Orion, MI
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Apr
29
First Communion
Vernon Hills, IL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Dec
3
Birthday Party (Kids)
Michigan City, IN
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Mar
4
Birthday Party (Kids)
Union, KY
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Feb
11
Birthday Party (Kids)
Winnetka, IL
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
2017
Feb
11
Birthday Party (Kids)
Holland, MI
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
2016
Oct
22
Birthday Party (Kids)
Manhattan, IL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Jul
23
Private Party
Kalamazoo, MI
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2016
Jun
11
Birthday Party (Kids)
Arlington Heights, IL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Animals For Parties
Petting Zoo
Dove Releases
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bat Mitzvahs
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Family Reunions
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Private Parties
Kentucky Derby Parties
Mardi Gras Party
Church Services
Please note Mark's Ark will also travel to Stroh, Garrett, Helmer, Waterloo, South Milford, Corunna, Mongo, Saint Joe, Laotto, Spencerville, Butler, Leo, Avilla, Huntertown, Brimfield, Fort Wayne, Grabill, Ashley, Kendallville, Harlan, Hudson, Hamilton, Hicksville, Pleasant Lake, Churubusco, Wolflake, Edgerton, Woodburn, Albion, Antwerp.
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