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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:15 am | Updated: 3:51 pm, Thu Aug 30, 2012.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) has announced that the Phoenix Zoo was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.

To be accredited, the Phoenix Zoo underwent a thorough review to ensure it has and will continue to meet ever-rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the association.

The accreditation process includes a detailed application and a meticulous on-site inspection by a team of trained zoo and aquarium professionals.

The inspecting team observes all aspects of the institution’s operation in areas such as animal care; keeper training; safety for visitors, staff, and animals; educational programs; conservation efforts; veterinary programs; financial stability; risk management; visitor services; and other areas.

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