AZA News Releases

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Association of Zoos and Aquariums Statement on Tragedy at Conservators Center in North Carolina

Silver Spring, Maryland - At a North Carolina big cat rescue facility, a young intern was killed by a lion that had escaped its enclosure. In response to the tragedy, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: The members and facilities of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums send its heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends, and colleagues of Alexandrea Black, the intern who lost her life yesterday. It is an unimaginable tragedy, and we share their... Read More
at Monday, December 31, 2018

Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Wildlife Trafficking Alliance and WildAid Partner on Campaign with DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda to Educate Millions about Illegal Wildlife Trade

Silver Spring, Maryland -  WildAid, the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), and AZA’s program, the Wildlife Trafficking Alliance (WTA), have partnered on a campaign featuring DreamWorks’ Kung Fu Panda’s Master Po Ping to educate children and families about the illegal wildlife trade. More than fifteen AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across the United States will host a series of video messages, billboards, and posters at their facilities as well as on social... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Wednesday, December 19, 2018

AZA Statement on Michigan's Large Carnivore Act

Silver Spring, Maryland  – Today, the Michigan Senate will consider Michigan House Bill 5778. The bill will make changes to Michigan’s Large Carnivore Act. Due to a drafting error in the original law of 2000, it has been a violation of the law to breed large carnivores in the state of Michigan. In anticipation of a possible Senate substitute amendment to H.B. 5778, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) issued the following statement: This past April, AZA brought to... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Zoos and Aquariums Announce 1 Million Cards Campaign to Help Save the Vaquita Porpoise from Extinction

Campaign aims to influence Mexico’s incoming president to continue conservation initiatives to save the fewer than 30 vaquitas left in the world, which are found only in Mexico LONG BEACH, California –   In an effort to save the vaquita porpoise from extinction, zoos and aquariums in the U.S. are launching a public, worldwide 1 Million Cards postcard-writing campaign. The effort, which is led by Vaquita SAFE (Saving Animals From Extinction), a collaborative effort... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Association Of Zoos and Aquariums And Cheetah Conservation Fund Lead World Observance of International Cheetah Day December 4

Silver Spring, Maryland  – The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), the longest-running research, education and conservation organization dedicated to saving the wild cheetah, are leading the eighth annual observance of International Cheetah Day (ICD) Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. Cheetah activities and educational programs will be offered throughout the day for visitors at CCF’s Field Research & Education Centre in Namibia and at... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, December 3, 2018

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