Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Greater Vancouver Zoo renews its accreditation with watchdog group

VANCOUVER — The Greater Vancouver Zoo received another stamp of approval from Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums, zoo staff announced this week.

The Aldergrove facility successfully renewed its accreditation with CAZA, after a process that involved a 60-page report and more than three days of inspections this past summer.
“Basically, it means we can continue to operate as a zoo in the province of B.C.,” said general manager Jody Henderson. “It just sets a higher standard.”

The process evaluates animal care and husbandry, zoo safety and educational programs. For more than two years now, the province has required all zoo-like facilities to be approved by CAZA....

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