The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is non-profit 501c(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of conservation, education, science, and recreation through Zoos and Aquariums. By visiting an AZA-accredited facility, you ensure continued research in conservation, endangered species' breeding programs, and excellent animal care standards are maintained. Founded in 1924, AZA continues to lead advancements in animal care and health. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a Zoo or Aquarium! To learn more about AZA, click here.