05 Mar 2015 16:59:51
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo Receives ZAA Accreditation
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo is excited to announce that it has recently been recognized for our outstanding devotion to ensuring our animals are consistently receiving the best care and welfare.
WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo was recently assessed by the Zoo and Aquarium Association's (ZAA) Accreditation Program, and has successfully achieved Accreditation. The Zoo and Aquarium (ZAA) Accreditation Program has lifted the bar for animal welfare standards, and is for all ZAA member zoos and aquariums. With a positive animal welfare focus, the new Accreditation Program is a world first for the zoo industry.
"The Accreditation Program is creating a new standard for animal welfare," said ZAA President Karen Fifield. "Being accredited means our members can be proud of providing our animals with the best possible care."
For WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo to gain this accreditation means that we are ensuring the animals in our care live in a positive welfare state.
"The Accreditation Program really celebrates and validates animal welfare states," said Ms Fifield. "This means the wider community can be certain that ZAA member institutions provide the best level of care for their animals, not just a minimum standard."