AZA News Releases

Category: Safety

Statement on Berlin hotel aquarium collapse

Silver Spring, Maryland (December 16, 2022) – Early this morning in Berlin, Germany, an aquarium located in a hotel burst, spilling 264,000 gallons of salt water and its inhabitants into the lobby and onto the street. In response to this incident, Dan Ashe, President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, issued the following statement: “We are all shocked and saddened by the news of the catastrophic structural failure at AquaDom Aquarium in Berlin’s Radisson Bl... Read More
at Friday, December 16, 2022

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Heralds U.S. House Passage of the ‘Big Cat Public Safety Act’

Silver Spring, Maryland – While big cats continue to be exploited at substandard facilities, tonight, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important step to improve the welfare of these animals and protect the public. By a bipartisan vote of 272 to 114, the House passed the “Big Cat Public Safety Act,” which seeks to limit who can possess lions, tigers, and other big cats in the United States. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) has worked on versions of th... Read More
at Thursday, December 3, 2020

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