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Lion Country Safari Earns AZA Accreditation

Lion Country Safari Earns AZA Accreditation


Lion Country Safari announced today that it was again granted accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s independent Accreditation Commission.


“We are honored to be accredited by the AZA, representing the leading zoological institutions in the Country, meeting their high standards of animal care and welfare,” stated Marc Unterhalter, CEO at Lion Country Safari. “The accreditation of our facility is a testament to the dedication of our team.” Lion Country Safari is proud to continue its accreditation status with the AZA and looks forward to continued partnership in the zoological community and participation in many of the AZA’s programs, included efforts to save species from extinction.


Points of particular achievement, noted by the Inspection Team, included:

  • Quality of animal care, veterinary care, hoofstock and rhino care and management
  • On-site conservation programs and education programs
  • New leadership and the staff’s passion for the park’s mission and objectives


A facility seeking accreditation undergoes a thorough investigation every 5 years to ensure that it has and will continue to meet ever-rising standards in animal and veterinary care, conservation, education and safety. During the accreditation process, Lion Country Safari completed a detailed application and hosted a team of inspectors for a meticulous multi-day inspection of the park’s facilities and operations.


About Lion Country Safari


Lion Country Safari is Florida’s largest drive-through safari and is home to over 900 animals, including the world’s most iconic species, roaming wide open natural habitats in large herds. Lion Country Safari continuously strives to be a leader in animal care, conservation, and education to inspire people through connections with wildlife in a family-friendly environment. For more information, please call the main office at (561) 793-1084 or visit us online at www.lioncountrysafari.com.  


About the Association of Zoos and Aquariums


Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, animal welfare, education, science, and recreation. AZA is the accrediting body for the top zoos and aquariums in the United States and 12 other countries. Look for the AZA accreditation logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things. The AZA is a leader in saving species and your link to helping animals all over the world. To learn more, visit www.aza.org.



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