Zoo photography is becoming a favorite pastime of mine and exploring AZA accredited zoos is an excellent way to take photographs of wildlife and have a fun, educational day while knowing I am playing a small part in the welfare of these magnificent creatures.
Zoos and aquariums, particularly those accredited by The Association of Zoos and Aquariums(AZA)are each a center for research, conservation, and the advancement of animal welfare. Each institution plays an important role in educating the public, aiding and developing wildlife conservation initiatives, and securing the welfare and continued existence of many species. Anytime you support an AZA affiliated institution, you are contributing to all of this important work and helping to support the future for our planet’s wildlife as well as that of the beloved animals that call each of these institutions home.
Look for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums(AZA) logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium.
Support your local AZA affiliated aquarium or zoo ! For more information visit www.aza.org
In NC visit any of the following eight AZA accredited zoos and aquariums:
Museum of Life and Science, Durham, NC
North Carolina Zoo, Asheboro, NC
Greensboro Science Center, Greensboro, NC
Sea Life Charlotte-Concord Aquarium, Concord, NC
North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher
North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, Pine Knoll Shores, NC
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, Manteo, NC
Western North Carolina Nature Center, Asheville, NC