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Explore AZA!

Join us! The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) provides accreditation to 232 zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards for animal welfare and work relentlessly to protect wildlife and wild places. By supporting AZA, you will support the leaders in the care and conservation of animal wildlife.

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Our world is losing wildlife 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than the natural extinction rate. Tell Members of Congress about the vital role AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums play in conservation. Take action now at our Legislative Action Center.

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The average person in the U.S. lives less than 40 miles from an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium. Come see how we are providing excellent care for animals, an inspiring experience for visitors and a better future for all living things!

Find One Near You
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We count on you. Volunteers are critical members of the team at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums. Interested in pitching in? We will connect you with a facility.

Volunteer With Us
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We are protectors, defenders and friends with a deep love of animals. Help share the best animal stories from AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums!

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AZA SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction (SAFE) helps protect threatened and endangered animals around the world. Your contribution helps us save species!

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We are AZA

Learn about who we are and what we do by watching this quick video.