Definition of AZA

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The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of Conservation, education, science, and recreation. AZA represents more than 235 facilities in the United States and overseas, which collectively draw more than 200 million visitors every year. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums meet the highest standards in animal care and welfare and provide a fun, safe, and educational family experience. In addition, they dedicate millions of dollars annually to support scientific Research, Conservation, and education programs.

Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2024). AZA. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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  • AZA Standards for Elephant Management and Care, Approved March 2011, Revised April 2012

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