AZA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO PRESENT HOGLE ZOO AND TRACY AVIARY WITH ACCREDITATION HONORS
Posted On Monday, October 19, 2009
(Salt Lake City, UT) -- Tuesday October 20 Kris Vehrs, Executive Director of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), will be in Salt Lake recognizing both Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary for the high honors of achieving accreditation. Vehrs will give a formal presentation to the Salt Lake County Council at 4 pm, and another to the Salt Lake City Council at 7 pm, on what it means to receive accreditation, as well as talk about the immense amount of conservation work put forth by the two institutions.
During these presentations, both County and City Councils will put forth resolutions recognizing Tracy Aviary and Hogle Zoo for not only achieving national recognition through accreditation by the AZA, but also for the work they do in educating the local public and helping with conservation locally and globally. This is significant because accreditation means that both of these organizations have the utmost level of excellence; there are only 221 accredited zoos and aquariums throughout North America, and it is extremely prestigious to have two institutions right here in Salt Lake City.
Visit Hogle Zoo online at www.hoglezoo.org or for more information, contact Community Relations Coordinator Holly Braithwaite by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (801) 584-1729.
About the Association of Zoos & Aquariums: Utah's Hogle Zoo is one of only 221 institutions accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation, and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information visit www.aza.org.
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