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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 in Human Care During COVID-19

April 12, 2020

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

April 12, 2020

Updated July 29th,  2021 These considerations are a result of a collaborative effort, engaging the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV), the Zoological Association of America (ZAA), the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the European Association of Zoo and […]

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Association of Zoos & Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Collaborate to Reimburse Costs of Caring for Endangered Species During COVID-19 Pandemic

September 15, 2021

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Association of Zoos & Aquariums, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Collaborate to Reimburse Costs of Caring for Endangered Species During COVID-19 Pandemic

September 15, 2021

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have entered into a cooperative agreement to implement Section 6003(a)(2) of Public Law (P.L.) 117-2, the American Rescue Plan Act. The enacted language of Section […]

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USDA Announces Proposed Framework for Advancing Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and Other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases through the American Rescue Plan

August 25, 2021

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USDA Announces Proposed Framework for Advancing Surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and Other Emerging Zoonotic Diseases through the American Rescue Plan

August 25, 2021

On August 24th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that they are dedicating $300 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to conduct surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging and zoonotic diseases in susceptible animals and build an […]

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