Scovill Zoo is proud of its distinction as an AZA-accredited facility. Accreditation was granted on September 13, 2011 following a rigorous inspection of Scovill Zoo’s collection care, keeper training, animal safety, visitor and staff safety, education programs, conservation efforts, veterinary programs, financial stability, and risk management. The zoo team prepared an extensive written report for the Accreditation Commission, and finally a formal hearing was held, following which accreditation was granted for a period of five years.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums currently represents just 224 accredited zoos and aquariums, most of which are located in North America. “We take great pride in having earned re-accreditation by the AZA,” said Zoo Director Dave Webster. “This assures all of our visitors that we are a world-class zoo that holds the highest standards of animal care and husbandry.”