What does this mean?
The CAZA logo displayed alongside a zoo or aquarium’s name signifies excellence in animal care and management and a commitment to conservation and education.
Anyone visiting a CAZA-accredited zoo or aquarium can be confident that it has met or exceeded rigorous standards, and that the institution continues to satisfy periodic reviews and site inspections carried out by zoological experts in the areas of operations, animal management, and veterinary medicine.
As a result, CAZA accreditation is recognized at all levels of government in Canada as the gold standard in animal care and safety, as evidenced by the growing number of jurisdictions that are making it a requirement for licensing. It is also recognized by many other accredited institutions and zoological organizations as a requirement for participating in animal loan and exchange programs, including the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) Species Survival Plan (SSP).
For more information on CAZA Accreditation please visit www.caza.ca