Zoo photography is a favorite ongoing pastime of mine, especially when I travel, 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. Always look for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums(AZA) logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium. 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. For more information visit www.aza.org
For enhanced viewing of this gallery, click on first image and “scroll” through the zoo!