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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Earns AZA Accreditation

Zoos are required to undergo this review process every five years

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced Monday that it has been granted full accreditation from the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.

In order to earn AZA accreditation, the zoo had undergone a full review to assure it meets or exceeds the rising standards of operations including care and wellbeing of animals, wildlife conservation, as well as research, finance, education, and safety. The AZA requires zoos to undergo this review process every five years.

“I’m proud of our team, both our staff and our board of directors," said Columbus Zoo president and CEO Tom Schmid. "We have accomplished so much over the last 18 months. From restructuring our animal care program to the development of over 30 new financial policies and procedures, we are a much stronger institution today."

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