American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) Accreditation Standards Law and Legal Definition

According to 42 CFR 9.2, American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA) Accreditation Standards are “those standards developed by the AZA that are used to review, evaluate, and accredit zoos or zoological gardens. These standards cover a variety of areas including facilities, policies and procedures, training, staff qualifications, medical and animal care, husbandry and well-being procedures, and conservation, along with other specific areas.”