American Association of Zoo Keepers of the Minnesota Zoo

Who are we?
The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is a nonprofit organization made up of animal care professionals and related persons dedicated to conservation, education, and professional animal care in zoos and aquariums. The Minnesota Zoo Chapter of AAZK was chartered in January of 1994.

What is our AAZK Chapter’s mission?

  • To provide a resource and forum for continuing education of the Minnesota Zoo’s animal care professionals
  • To support the Zoo’s animal care staff in their roles as animal caretakers, researchers, public educators, and conservationists
  • To provide monetary and material support for conservation and educational programs
  • To assist the Minnesota Zoo in advancing its mission of “connecting people, animals, and the natural world to save wildlife”


To Contact Us
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