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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium receives accreditation

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POWELL, Ohio — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium announced it received accreditation from the Zoological Association of America in a news release Wednesday.

The Zoological Association of America (ZAA) notified Columbus Zoo leadership after multiple steps were taken for the accreditation including a four-day on-site inspection by zoological professionals, a review by the accreditation committee and approval by the Zoological Association of America board of directors.

“We are very proud that we continue to be recognized in our professional community as among the best facilities for caring for wildlife and contributing to conservation and education initiatives,” Tom Schmid, President/CEO of the Columbus Zoo Family of Parks said in a news release. “We welcome the rigor of all accrediting bodies, and we strive to exceed these standards in any way we can.”

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