Mark's Ark

Animals For Parties from Auburn, IN - Will travel up to 500 miles
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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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Birthday Party (Adult)

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This was an absolutely great experience. My wife is an animal lover, so I surprised her on her birthday with a visit from Mark and his animals. She absolutely loved it! Mark was great with letting us handle the animals and answering all our questions. Our party consisted of about 20-25 adults and they all loved it. Can't recommend Mark and his animals enough.

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Mark's Ark’s Response:

Thank you Giono! it was my pleasure to be of service for your party. I am so glad that your wife had such a great time as well as the rest of your guests. Thank you for the kind words, they are greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Mark, Mark's Mark

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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We had Mark come to my son's 5th birthday party. He did a fantastic job! He had my son be his helper, which was wonderful. We ended up having more kids than planned, but he accommodated everyone and made sure each child touched or held each animal they wanted. Mark held everyone's attention, not just the young kids. I have had many compliments. One person told me it was the best kids birthday party they had ever been to. I highly recommend Mark. He is very pleasant, fun to work with and great with kids.

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Great experience for the kids! My 3 year old son and his guests loved it....and the adults too :)

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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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