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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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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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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Incredible experience, very fun and personable, and all the animals were a pleasure to work with. Overall a great experience and one I would do again in a heartbeat!

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Mark was great! He remembered all of our kids' names and did so well explaining each animal and really helping the littler people we had. I will definitely be booking him every year for our daycare party!

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Mark was awesome! He arrived early and on time. He was also very humorous, patient, and kind. Everyone loved the show!

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2017
Oct
21
Birthday Party (Kids)
Merrillville, IN
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2017
Oct
22
Birthday Party (Kids)
Granger, IN
3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2017
Oct
29
Birthday Party (Kids)
Indianapolis, IN
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Dec
3
Birthday Party (Kids)
Michigan City, IN
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
May
12
Wedding
Bolingbrook, IL
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
2017
Oct
17
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West Lafayette, IN
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Sep
9
Birthday Party (Kids)
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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Aug
25
Private Party
Sturgis, MI
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Aug
19
Birthday Party (Kids)
Rochester, MI
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
2017
Jul
21
Event
Allendale, MI
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2017
Jul
16
Birthday Party (Kids)
Des Plaines, IL
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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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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