AZA News Releases

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Philadelphia Zoo Hosts GEICO Geckos

Live Gecko Exhibit Highlights Wildlife Conservation at America’s First Zoo Philadelphia, Pa . – Today, the GEICO Gecko costumed character visited the Philadelphia Zoo’s  Rare Animal Conservation Center to join Philadelphia Zoo President & CEO, Vikram H. Dewan, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)  President & CEO, Jim Maddy, and representatives from GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company)  as they cut the ribbon to... Read More
at Thursday, June 18, 2009

Aquariums and Zoos Celebrate World Oceans Day

Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) accredited aquariums and zoos are leaders in ocean conservation education and science, and invite the public to dive in to ocean conservation on June 8 – World Oceans Day. “AZA-accredited aquariums are actively engaging millions of people in ocean issues and making conservation action attainable for families everywhere,” said AZA Senior Vice President for Conservation & Education, Dr. Paul Boyle.  “Aquariums and... Read More
at Monday, June 8, 2009

Zoo and Aquarium Response to Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums have mobilized to help save wildlife impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill which began on April 20, 2010. Zoos and aquariums have been identified by key Federal agencies as important partners in animal rescue and rehabilitation for the Gulf’s wildlife. United States Fish & Wildlife Service publishes wildlife statistics everyday at noon on this site. Accredited zoos and aquariums have a unique expertise with animals that can... Read More
at Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Valvoline and AZA Partner for Environmental Enhancement

Dublin, Ohio – Protect your car, protect the environment, and the zoo's on us. That's the special offer available from Valvoline®, America's original branded motor oil, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). AZA and Valvoline Partner For The Environment Respecting the environment and enhancing conservation is of extreme importance, and AZA and Valvoline are partnering to do just that. Launched on May 1, and while supplies last at participating... Read More
at Thursday, May 7, 2009

Twenty North American Zoos and Aquariums Earn AZA Accreditation

Silver Spring, MD – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced the results of its March accreditation hearings. Twenty zoos and aquariums across North America were granted AZA accreditation by its independent Accreditation Commission. "Only the very best zoos and aquariums can meet and maintain AZA accreditation standards," said AZA President and CEO Jim Maddy. "AZA accreditation is an important assurance to the public that these institutions will... Read More
at Friday, April 3, 2009

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