Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Type: Organization
Name: Association of Zoos and Aquariums
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 2 reports

Do Elephants Kill People? Elephant Caretaker Tragedy In Maine Sparks Barrier Debate

Elephant at Columbus Zoo  Shell Kinney[CC-BY-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe Association of Zoos and Aquariums will require all zoos to use barriers between humans and elephants by 2017, after an elephant caretaker ... [Published International Business Times - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 1 reports

Hope Elephants Co-Founder’s Death Prompts Federal Complaint Over Safety

PETA Points Out That 'Free Contact' Between Elephants and Humans Is a Recognized HazardFor Immediate Release:September 18, 2014Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382Hope, Maine – Today, PETA sent a formal complaint to the Augusta Area Office of the Occupational ... [Published PETA - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Chattanooga Zoo gets national nod

published Thursday, September 18th, 2014The Chattanooga Zoo received accreditation from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums today after undergoing a detailed application and inspection process.The association requires zoos and aquariums to meet standards ... [Published North Georgia Times Free Press - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Sedgwick County Approves $5.3 Million For Elephant 'Barn'

After a discussion that lasted nearly an hour, the Sedgwick County Commission agreed to help fund a new, roughly $10 million elephant "barn" at Sedgwick County Zoo--their contribution being $5.3 million.An expansion is needed after new standards from ... [Published KMUW 89.1 FM - Sep 18 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 1 reports

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo receives accreditation from AZA

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has once again been accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) by that organizations independent Accreditation Commission. This is the seventh time that the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo has been awarded this honor. ... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 17 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Sedgwick County will spend money to keep elephants

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)Subjects:Places:WICHITA, Kansas — The Sedgwick County Commission will spend $5.3 million to build an elephant bar at the zoo in Wichita.The commission voted on Wednesday to spend part of ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

Fresno zoo's Sea Lion Cove gets national award

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo's Sea Lion Cove received the 2014 Top Honor Exhibit Award on Tuesday from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.Click to Continue » ... [Published Merced Sun-Star - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 17 2014 - 2 reports

AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Fund Critical Wildlife Conservation and Research Projects Around the World

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 16 -- The Association of Zoos and Aquariums issued the following news release: The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects. ... [Published Street Sweeper - Sep 17 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Henry Doorly Zoo CEO New Chair Of Association Of Zoos And Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is celebrating the swearing-in of Dennis Pate, Executive Director and CEO of Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors.Pate will serve on the AZA Board of Directors ... [Published WOWT - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Gorilla birth expected at Busch Gardens

Baby news from Busch Gardens! The Tampa theme park announced Tuesday that Pele, a 12-year-old western lowland gorilla, is pregnant and expected to give birth later this year.Pele arrived at Busch Gardens in 2010 from Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, ... [Published ABC Action News - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 3 reports

Global Design Challenge: Call for Creative Ideas for Use of Crushed Elephant Ivory from U.S. Ivory Crush

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior'sU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued the following news release: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in partnership with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), today launched a global ... [Published Wall Street Business Network - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 2 reports

AZA Grants Accreditation to the Salisbury Zoo

SALISBURY , Md.- The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) today announced that the Salisbury Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission, according to the zoo.“The Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredits only those ... [Published WBOC TV 16 - Sep 15 2014]

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"There were simply too many accidents. The Association of ZoosAssociation of Zoos and Aquariums board wanted to take steps to prevent this from happening again" spokesman Rob Vernon told the New York Times
...in greater economic and employment opportunities for New Yorkers," said Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Kenneth Adams. "By approving these resources for high growth industries like technology and tourism, and partnering with prominent financial and academic institutions to advance our workforce and improve downtowns, these projects are benefiting communities today while paving the way for a brighter future."
"Some of us are working on alternative solutions for the boys that were at the ranch and I'll continue to do that," Norton said. "But, anyone who thinks I don't understand those who need help in our community, doesn't know Tim Norton."
Upon receiving accreditation, Executive Zoo Director Dr. Chris Kuhar stated, "Every member of our team at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo understands the importance of meeting AZA standards. Our staff is truly dedicated to providing the best possible care for our animals, education for our guests, and contributions to conservation and science. AZA accreditation verifies our commitment to each of these areas and more."

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Zoo Family Mourns Loss of Gibbon Patriarch [Published NBC4 Columbus - Sep 20 2014]
Do Elephants Kill People? Elephant Caretaker Tr... [Published International Business Times - Sep 20 2014]
Do Elephants Kill People? Elephant Caretaker Tr... [Published Atlanta Journal And Constitution - Sep 20 2014]
09/18/2014: Empire State Development Approves $... [Published Noodls - Sep 19 2014]
Empire State Development approves $4 million to... [Published Niagara Frontier Publications - Sep 19 2014]
Hope Elephants Co-Founder’s Death Prompts Feder... [Published PETA - Sep 18 2014]
Chattanooga Zoo gets national nod [Published North Georgia Times Free Press - Sep 18 2014]
GEM Energy Solar Array Adds Power to Toledo Zoo [Published Global Solar Technology - Sep 18 2014]
Sedgwick County Approves $5.3 Million For Eleph... [Published KMUW 89.1 FM - Sep 18 2014]
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo receives accreditation... [Published Examiner.com - Sep 17 2014]
Fresno zoo's Sea Lion Cove gets national award [Published Merced Sun-Star - Sep 17 2014]
Sedgwick County will spend money to keep elephants [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - Sep 17 2014]
Elmwood Park Zoo Announces Unique Opportunity t... [Published SBWire - Sep 17 2014]
Brookfield Zoo animal spotlight: Melon, a bintu... [Published Doings LaGrange - Sep 17 2014]
Motion to approve funding for elephant exhibit ... [Published KSN - Sep 17 2014]
Children's Zoo in Saginaw welcomes new pair of ... [Published Saginaw News - Sep 17 2014]
AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Fund Critical... [Published Street Sweeper - Sep 17 2014]
Stephanie, Cinda and taxpayer priorities [Published Hutchinson News - Sep 17 2014]
Alaska SeaLife Center to Release Harbor Seal Pu... [Published Alaska Business Monthly - Sep 17 2014]
AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Fund Critical... [Published Noodls - Sep 16 2014]
Fresno Chaffee Zoo Recieves National Award [Published BusinessStreetOnline.com - Sep 16 2014]
10 Ways That Losing a Pet is Worse Than Losing ... [Published Huffington Post Canada - Sep 16 2014]
Henry Doorly Zoo CEO New Chair Of Association O... [Published WOWT - Sep 16 2014]
Gorilla birth expected at Busch Gardens [Published ABC Action News - Sep 16 2014]
Gorilla birth expected at Busch Gardens [Published 970 Wfla - Sep 16 2014]
Global Design Challenge: Call for Creative Idea... [Published Wall Street Business Network - Sep 16 2014]
WCS Applauds 'Crushed Ivory Design Challenge' L... [Published Targeted News Service - Sep 16 2014]
Salisbury Zoo Receives AZA Accreditation [Published WMDT ABC-47 - Sep 15 2014]
AZA Grants Accreditation to the Salisbury Zoo [Published WBOC TV 16 - Sep 15 2014]
Peerless-AV taking digital signage to the zoo [Published DigitalSignageToday.com - Sep 15 2014]
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