Canada’s Zoos and Aquariums will need support as the industry copes with COVID-19 pandemic. Ottawa (March 19, 2020) – “Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums welcome the $27B pac... Read More


World Animal Protection Report: “Risky Business” – The unregulated exotic pet trade in Canada

Ottawa (October 7, 2019) – On Friday, October 4th, World Animal Protection released its report on the unregulated exotic pet trade in Canada. “The content of this report confirms the... Read More


CAZA recognizes the winners of the outstanding achievement awards of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums.

 Ottawa (October 2, 2019) — Canadian accredited zoos and aquariums across Canada welcome millions of people to their facilities every year. This past weekend, their accrediting organiza... Read More


Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) calls for stronger regulatory and enforcement measures

Animal protection officers shut down St-Édouard Zoo, rescuing more than 100 wild and exotic animals, many without adequate food and water Ottawa (May 22, 2019) — Canada’s Accredited Z... Read More


May 10, 2019 (Ottawa) – Statement from Dr. Susan Shafer, Executive Director of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums on the results of the Ethics and Compliance Committee’s investigation into the Cherry Brook Zoo guinea pig euthanasia.

Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums has completed their investigation into the December 2018 guinea pig incident at Cherry Brook Zoo. The Ethics and Compliance Committee, composed of zo... Read More


New Brunswick SPCA Investigation Into Cherry Brook Zoo

Ottawa (April 4, 2019) — Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) is aware of the concerns being expressed regarding the New Brunswick SPCA’s investigation into the inhumane eutha... Read More


CAZA is Saddened to Learn of the Passing of Blizzard the Polar Bear, and our Thoughts are With Everyone at the Assiniboine Park and Zoo.

Ottawa (January 31, 2019) — The family of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums offers its condolences to the staff, volunteers and everyone who cared for Blizzard, a beloved five-yea... Read More


CAZA calls on Prime Minister Trudeau to intervene, save environmentalists jailed in Iran from death penalty

The founder of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation has already died in prison Ottawa (November 5, 2018) —Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) urges Prime Minister Justin Tr... Read More


Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums 2018 Award Winners

Vancouver Aquarium recognized with two CAZA awards while zoos in Toronto, Granby and Winnipeg also take home the hardware.  Ottawa (September 17, 2018) — Accredited zoos and aquariums acr... Read More


Quebec exotic-animal regulations are dangerous to both public and the animals, says CAZA

Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums take Quebec government to task over exotic animal exhibit that puts tigers on public displays in frighteningly small pens Ottawa (August 13, 2018) ... Read More


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