Dakota Zoo receives accreditation from Association of Zoos & Aquariums

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The Dakota Zoo in Bismarck has been accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).

AZA President and CEO Dan Ashe says less than 10 percent of animal exhibitors registered with USDA have achieved the AZA accreditation.

To qualify, the zoo was reviewed in categories like: animal care and welfare, veterinary programs, conservation, education and safety.