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The Ellen Trout Zoo has been Accredited
by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
May 3, 2016 - Once again the Ellen Trout Zoo has been Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). After a lengthy process lasting nearly a year, the Accreditation Commission of the AZA has reviewed the materials submitted by the Ellen Trout Zoo and by the visiting committee that inspected the zoo and found that the Ellen Trout Zoo continues to maintain the high standards established for zoos and aquariums by the AZA. The Accreditation process occurs every five years and the standards increase within each cycle. The Accreditation program examines all aspects of the zoo’s operations: the animal collection and exhibits; education programs and offerings; attendance; the physical plant; governance; support group; financial stability; conservation activities; research projects; and maintenance programs. This is the seventh time the Ellen Trout Zoo has undergone the Accreditation process and has received Accreditation each and every time. In September 2015 the Ellen Trout Zoo received an award from the AZA recognizing over 25 years of continuous Accreditation.