Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes animal welfare and encourages the advancement of education, conservation and science. Its 26 members – Canada’s accredited zoos and aquariums – nurture, protect and care for more than 100,000 animals representing 2000 species. Each year, CAZA institutions provide millions of Canadians with a link to the natural world through educational and outreach programs based on their animal collections. They also provide knowledge about issues connected with preserving biodiversity, environmental protection, habitat preservation and species survival.