AZA News Releases

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AZA releases app game to enhance nature play, support animal conservation

Have you always thought you could identify just about any animal … from behind? Now you will have your chance to test your knowledge by playing the new TailsUp! app game released on Tuesday by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). “TailsUp! is a free app game developed by AZA to help get to the bottom of animal extinction, pun intended,” said Gregg Oosterbaan, a member of the AZA TailsUp! Creative Task Force, and Vice President, Technology Services,... Read More
at Monday, March 2, 2015

AZA Program for Potential Future Executives of Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Begins Year Two

According to unpublished research, it is estimated that there will be approximately 20 zoo or aquarium director openings ‎per year for the next 10 years at facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Knowing this, the AZA is proactively working to educate and train the next generation of leaders of AZA-accredited zoological facilities through the Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). Entering the second year of this program, AZA has announced the... Read More
at Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Shells and Scales: Three Animals You’d Never Notice Unless They Were Gone

Silver Spring, MD – They may not be as well-known by the 180 million people who visit Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited zoos and aquariums each year, but desert pupfish, freshwater mussels, and Polynesian tree snails play important roles in their respective ecosystems. Additionally, if it had not been for the hard work of AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums and their conservation partners, some of these – and many other – animals would have already vanished... Read More
at Monday, December 15, 2014

AZA-Accredited Zoos and CCF Celebrate International Cheetah Day

Washington, D.C. –On Thursday, December 4, 2014, zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) will join the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) in marking the 4th annual observance of International Cheetah Day. By encouraging all wildlife fans to participate in cheetah-centric activities, AZA and CCF hope to inspire more humans to get involved in the long-term fight to secure a future for this beautiful, mystical creature, which is African’s most endangered big cat.... Read More
at Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Give Thanks for Species Rescued From the Brink of Extinction

Silver Spring, MD  – As American families prepare for the annual ritual of giving thanks, they can add to their list of things to be thankful for a rare victory in the battle against global climate change – more than 30 endangered species brought back from the brink of extinction thanks to America’s accredited zoos and aquariums.  With climate change, population growth and deforestation, and poaching threatening species around the world, we are facing what... Read More
at Thursday, November 6, 2014

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