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Run, Fly or Swim into Summer Adventures with Frito-Lay 2 Go and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, MD -- School is out, summer is in session and families across the country are looking for their next great adventure. To encourage the exploration, Frito-Lay 2 Go® multipacks and Quaker® Chewy bars are taking families from the depths of the ocean to the treetops of a rainforest through a partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Starting this week through October 20 , families can receive a free kid's pass to participating... Read More
at Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Statement from AZA on the American Humane Association’s Humane Conservation Program

Silver Spring, MD  – Recently, the American Humane Association announced a new Humane Conservation program that includes certifying the welfare of animals at zoos and aquariums. Kris Vehrs, Interim President & CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, issued the following statement regarding AHA’s announcement: “The Association of Zoos and Aquariums supports any program that improves animal welfare. AZA’s 233 members have been providing state of the art... Read More
at Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Statement from AZA on Dolphin Sanctuary Announcement by National Aquarium

Silver Spring, MD  - This morning, National Aquarium, located in Baltimore, an Association of Zoos & Aquariums accredited member, announced plans to create a dolphin sanctuary for its Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Kris Vehrs, Interim President & CEO of AZA, issued the following statement regarding National Aquarium’s announcement: “Every member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums must make animal welfare decisions appropriate for the animals in its care.... Read More
at Tuesday, June 14, 2016

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Invite Public to Join in Taking Action to Help Western Pond Turtle

Silver Spring, MD – On World Turtle Day®, zoos and aquariums accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) are highlighting conservation efforts protecting Western pond turtles and are encouraging the public to join in taking action to help save the species from extinction. “While AZA-accredited facilities continue to collaborate with other conservation organizations to protect the Western pond turtle, the support of the public is crucial to helping to save this... Read More
at Monday, May 23, 2016

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Supporting Projects to Halt Species Decline

Endangered Species Day puts focus on collaborative conservation efforts underway to save the world’s most vulnerable animals from extinction Silver Spring, MD --Utilizing passive integrated transponder (PIT) tags and receivers to monitor a variety of African penguins’ behaviors, assisting with the testing of alternative fishing gear choices to reduce vaquita bycatch in the Upper Gulf of California, and developing and implementing effective methods for identifying, treating... Read More
at Friday, May 20, 2016

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