Source: CBS News Minnesota

The Minnesota Zoo has been granted accreditation by The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for its excellent animal care. This accreditation was announced during AZA’s annual conference in Columbus, Ohio. The accreditation process for the Minnesota Zoo included a thorough review of various aspects, including animal care and welfare, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the last accreditation process for the zoo was in 2017, and the AZA typically requires zoos and aquariums to go through the process every five years. The Minnesota Zoo has been an accredited AZA member since 1990. This accreditation comes shortly after the zoo’s debut of its world-record-breaking Treetop Trail in July, which is the world’s longest elevated pedestrian loop.

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