Zoo, aquarium keep accreditation again
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The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium once again has been accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums after a review of its animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety.
AZA is a nonprofit organization with a team of professionals that inspect and review each zoo or aquarium seeking accreditation. Currently 224 facilities have been recognized and approved by the organization.
Zoos and aquariums are required to complete the accreditation process every five years. The Pittsburgh zoo has been recognized by AZA since 1986.
Jim Maddy, AZA president and CEO, called the local zoo a leader in wildlife care, conservation and education, in a statement released Monday.
First Published September 18, 2012 12:00 am