On September 6, 2016 the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) announced that the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center was granted accreditation by AZA’s independent Accreditation Commission.
“The Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredits only those zoos and aquariums that meet the highest standards and are proven leaders in the care and conservation of wildlife,” said AZA Interim President and CEO Kris Vehrs. “When people visit the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, they are not only supporting the work of a strong conservation organization but they are also taking action themselves in learning more about these species so we can all make a positive impact on protecting their future.”
To be accredited, the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center underwent a thorough review to ensure it has and will continue to meet rising standards, which include animal care, veterinary programs, conservation, education, and safety. AZA requires zoos and aquariums to successfully complete this rigorous accreditation process every five years in order to be members of the Association.