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  • June 15, 2020 10:11 AM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for earning its fourth consecutive ZAA accreditation

    Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (FRWC) in Glen Rose, Texas has been an accredited member of ZAA since 2005 and was recently awarded accreditation until 2025. FRWC opened to the public in 1984 and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to the conservation of species in peril, conducting scientific research, training of professionals, responsible management of natural resources, and public education. FRWC’s 1,800 acres are home to 1,100 animals, most of which roam freely in large pastures in near-natural conditions. FRWC is a conservation breeding facility and its significant breeding programs include Attwater’s prairie chickens, cheetahs, addax, scimitar-horned oryx, American red wolves, Mexican wolves, giraffe, southern white rhinos, and multiple other species. These populations serve as an assurance policy against extinction, and FRWC is also involved in recovery projects in the wild for several of these species.

  • June 12, 2020 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Museum receives its second consecutive ZAA accreditation

    Montgomery Zoo houses over 400 animal residents.  The zoo offers 42 beautifully landscaped acres with magnificent views of exotic wildlife and endangered species.  The year-round park features attractions including a train ride and Skylift ride that allows visitors to view the animals while on the ground or 40-feet in the air.  Unique opportunities such as the Giraffe Encounter, Petting zoo, Parakeet Cove and Stingray Bay provides the zoo visitor with a connection to wildlife through feeding opportunities.  The Montgomery Zoo contributes to various conservation groups and is currently in the process of building a state-of-the-art reptile facility. 

  • June 11, 2020 12:07 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to Zoosiana for its third consecutive ZAA accreditation.

    ZOOSIANA is in its 28th year of operation and is excited to enter into its third consecutive cycle of accreditation in the ZAA.  Zoosiana is the only privately-owned, traditional zoo in Louisiana and is home to over 1,000 animals representing over 125 species.  The zoo offers a variety of experiences to its guests, including the Safari Express Train Ride, Jungle George's Gem Mine, Parakeet Feeding Aviary, ZooLive Animal Show, Petting Zoo, Jungle Lodge Playground, Critter Cafe', and Gift Shop - all in a 45-acre facility accented with dozens of centuries-old Live Oak Trees.  Zoosiana has successfully bred and raised numerous species during its nearly 3-decade existence, including many that are endangered.  Some of these include giraffe, red ruffed lemur, scimitar-horned oryx, clouded leopard, squirrel monkey, Bactrian camel, and more.  As always, Zoosiana's mission is to connect guests with animals and fun

  • June 09, 2020 2:46 PM | Anonymous

    ZAA Disaster Relief Fund awards grants

    ZAA presented the first grants from the ZAA Disaster Relief Fund: COVID-19 Relief Food Fund to the following facilities towards the purchase of animal food:

         California Living Museum
         NGALA Wildlife Preserve
         Wild Wonders

    Thank you to Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition and Spalding Labs for their generous support of the ZAA Disaster Relief Fund.

    The ZAA Disaster Relief Fund assists members in times of crisis.  The purpose of the COVID-19 Relief Food Fund is to assist ZAA accredited facilities that have been affected by COVID-19 with funds towards animal food.

    ZAA will be accepting additional applications for the COVID-19 Relief Food Fund in the future.  Watch the website for updated information.

  • May 12, 2020 4:40 PM | Anonymous

    The ZAA Journal, Spring 2020 is available online for members. 

    Articles inside this issue

    • Ungulate Herd Management
    • Navigating Through the Complex Issue of Farmer-Cheetah Conflict
    • Rethinking Our Zoos, Part 3
    • Breeding and Husbandry of the Blue-Throated Macaw, Ara glaucogularis, at the Capital of Texas Zoo
    • Eight Legged Freaks: What's Going on in the World of Tarantulas?
    • Book Review: America's Top 100 Zoo and Aquariums
    • New and Revised: What Makes an AMP
  • May 07, 2020 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    ZAA announces the ZAA Disaster Relief Fund to assist members in times of crisis. Thank you to Mazuri for a donation to start this fund.

    The current campaign is the Covid-19 Relief Food Fund.  ZAA accredited facilities may apply for assistance with the purchase of animal food. 

    To donate to the fund or apply for assistance:

  • April 22, 2020 11:38 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to the 2019 ZAA Grant Recipients

    Sahara Conservation Fund
    International Rhino Foundation
    International Elephant Foundation
    Okapi Conservation Project
    BirdLife International
    Wildlife Alliance
    Pollinator Partnership
    Australian Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund, Zoos Victoria

  • February 22, 2020 12:22 AM | Anonymous

    The San Antonio Zoo’s Will Smith Zoo School, one of the largest nature-based preschools in the country, has been recognized as a leader in education for its innovative curriculum.

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