Milwaukee County Zoo gets new accreditation from AZA

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- The Milwaukee County Zoo announced on Tuesday, September 24th that its accreditation recently was granted by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).

The AZA requires zoos and aquariums to become accredited in order to be members of the association.  Accreditation is granted for five years, at the end of which the institution must undergo the rigorous investigation again to ensure it meets rising industry standards in collection care, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety, among other areas.

The mission of the AZA Accreditation Commission is to establish, uphold, and raise the highest zoological and aquarium industry standards through self-evaluation, on-site inspection and peer review.