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The importance of zoos : a three-fold look at conservation, education and animal husbandry in AZA-accredited zoological facilities

By Jennifer Richardson

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Zoological facilities accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) play an important role in society. They provide a positive animal experience for guests while also offering a safe and healthy home to animals that would not otherwise be able to survive. AZA zoos and aquariums work tirelessly to further conservation both at the zoo and abroad, protecting and preserving the natural environment. Aquariums and zoos offer unique educational experiences, informing the public about animals, the ecosystem, and the threats that endanger our natural world. While aiding conservation and educating millions of visitors each year, AZA zoos and aquariums also provide exemplary care for the animals at the zoo through regulated animal husbandry practices. Through conservation, education, and animal husbandry zoological facilities demonstrate their importance, not just to the animals that rely on them, but to the general public and to the health of our natural world.

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Katie Carroll

Date 2015
Pages 38
Publisher Ball State University
Department Honors College
Degree Bachelor's
URL http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1792902
Language English
University Ball State University
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  1. Animal housing
  2. Animal husbandry
  3. Animal roles
  4. Animal welfare
  5. Aquariums
  6. Conservation
  7. Education
  8. Wild animals
  9. Zoo and captive wild animals
  10. Zoos