From Animals & You presentations and keeper talks to the giraffe feedings and hippo encounters—our hope is that by connecting with animals, you will be as inspired by our conservation mission as we are.
We are proud of the fact that we are one of only about 230 facilities that hold AZA accreditation. It is truly the gold standard. However, the journey to accreditation can be intimidating for facilities that have not yet achieved it.
"With Memorial Day behind us, we’ve turned the corner from spring to summer and I hope you’ll make the most of your GLAZA membership this sunny season, and explore the array of improvements we’re adding to our offerings."
May 18 is Endangered Species Day, which reminds me of one of my favorite Yogi Berra quotes: "I just want to thank everyone who made this day necessary." The irony, unfortunately, is that we are the ones who made Endangered Species Day necessary.