ZAA ACCREDITATION Standards

The 2020 ZAA Accreditation Standards, Related Policies, and Husbandry Guidelines will be published soon.

The ZAA Accreditation Standards, Related Policies, and Husbandry Guidelines provide guidance in best practices to ZAA accredited facilities.  This comprehensive document includes standards for:

  • animal welfare, care & management
  • veterinary care
  • conservation
  • scientific advancement, education, & interpretations
  • physical facilities
  • safety/security 
  • governing authority
  • support organizations
  • finance
  • staff
  • guest services
  • master & strategic planning;
  • elephant management& care
  • cetacean care & welfare
  • animal care & habitat minimum guidelines
  • and more


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