AZA News Releases

After Another Big Cat Seizure, AZA Calls on Congress to Act Now

It is time to pass H.R. 263 and S. 1210, the “Big Cat Public Safety Act.” Silver Spring, Maryland (May 21, 2021) – Following another high-profile seizure of nearly 70 tigers, lions, big cat hybrids, and a jaguar from a facility in Oklahoma providing documented sub-standard care, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is again calling on Congress to act now and pass the Big Cat Public Safety Act. Dan Ashe, President and CEO of AZA, issued the following statement: ... Read More
at Friday, May 21, 2021

AZA-Accredited Facilities Continue Commitment to Saving Species, Even During a Global Pandemic

AZA member facilities help create two new programs in the past year. Silver Spring, Maryland (May 21, 2021) – For more than a year, the global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the daily operations of Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited zoos and aquariums, but it has not stopped their commitment to animal care, research, and conservation. In 2019, AZA invested over $230 million towards field conservation, and over 90 percent reported participation in conservation having... Read More
at Friday, May 21, 2021

In Need of Rescue: Florida Coral Rescue Center Established to Help Save Florida Reefs

A diverse team of wildlife experts comes together to save corals in a unique public / private partnership, led by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums with involvement from Disney Conservation, the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Fisheries, and SeaWorld.  Orlando, FL (April 14, 2021) – A diverse group of coral reef management and conservation leaders has banded together to respond to an environmental... Read More
at Thursday, April 15, 2021

Country Musicians Hold First-Ever Virtual Benefit Concert to Help AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums

 Viewers across North America tune in to the inaugural concert to raise needed funds. Silver Spring, Md. (April 1, 2021) – Last night, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) hosted a virtual benefit concert – “ALL TOGETHER FOR ANIMALS.” This all-star benefit concert featured streamed original performances from Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter, and Wynonna. The event was emceed by Cody Alan, host... Read More
at Thursday, April 1, 2021

“All Together For Animals” Virtual Benefit Concert to Stream March 31

The concert will support Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ members. Silver Spring, MD (March 22, 2021) – Today, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announces an interactive virtual music benefit concert – “ALL TOGETHER FOR ANIMALS.” This all-star benefit concert will feature streamed original performances from Brad Paisley, Old Dominion, Ashley McBryde, Riley Green, Jessie James Decker, Shy Carter and Wynonna! The event emcee is Cody Alan, host of... Read More
at Monday, March 22, 2021

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