The AZA Accreditation Quarter Century Award, developed in 2015, acknowledges 25 years of continuous accreditation, AZA's gold standard for zoo & aquarium quality. This honor recognizes commitment to maintaining the highest standards in animal care, welfare, management, veterinary care, conservation, education, staffing, facilities, safety, guest services, and more. Awardees are applauded for their continuous dedication to best modern zoological practices and philosophies--the hallmarks of AZA accreditation.
Charles Paddock Zoo
Great Plains Zoo
Lincoln Children's Zoo
2015 Inaugural Awardees
At the conception of the award, numerous institutions received this honor, many of which were well beyond the 25 year mark of continuous accreditation. Congratulations to all of these institutions for their long-time commitment to excellence!