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Is Your Facility
Prepared?

We are here to help zoos, aquariums, and
facilities managing exotic wildlife become
more prepared for and resilient to
all-hazards.

Is Your Facility
Prepared?

We are here to help zoos, aquariums, and
facilities managing exotic wildlife become
more prepared for and resilient to
all-hazards.

Is Your Facility
Prepared?

We are here to help zoos, aquariums, and
facilities managing exotic wildlife become
more prepared for and resilient to
all-hazards.

Is Your Facility
Prepared?

We are here to help zoos, aquariums, and
facilities managing exotic wildlife become
more prepared for and resilient to
all-hazards.

Is Your Facility
Prepared?

We are here to help zoos, aquariums, and
facilities managing exotic wildlife become
more prepared for and resilient to
all-hazards.

Why ZAHP?

zoo safety

Identify new and evolving risks to the managed wildlife community

zoo safety

Connect zoos, aquariums, and the managed wildlife community with local, state, federal, and non-governmental emergency response partners

zoo safety

Assist facilities in preparing for disease outbreaks as well as man-made and natural disasters

zoo safety

Share considerations for hazard preparedness, response, and recovery

Support for ZAHP is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

“In a zoo setting, you can’t take someone off the street and
say, ‘Go get the 500-pound lion.’ It just doesn’t work that way.”

Terry Lincoln

Director, Dakota Zoo

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Considerations for the Management of Non-Domestic Species During COVID-19

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Considerations for the Management of Non-Domestic Species During COVID-19

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USDA Announces Requirement for Contingency Plans to Protect Animals During Emergencies

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USDA Announces Requirement for Contingency Plans to Protect Animals During Emergencies

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The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is issuing a final rule amending the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations to implement a requirement for contingency plans for the handling of animals during emergencies. […]

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COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Captive Wildlife Facilities

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COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Captive Wildlife Facilities

November 30, 2021

The COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Assessment Tool for Captive Wildlife Facilities: Zoos, Sanctuaries, Aquaria, and Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centers was developed by the One Health Federal Interagency COVID-19 Coordination Group (OH-FICC) Wildlife and Zoos Subgroup in collaboration with the […]

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