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Critics: Sitka bear zoo facing numerous hurdles

...grounds, Bosman said. Diana Weinhardt, curator of large mammals at the Houston Zoo and a member of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's Bear Taxon Advisory Group, visited the site at the request of the state. Weinhardt told the Anchorage...

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Anchorage zoo installs treadmill for its elephant

...welfare was raised when the zoo's only other elephant died of a chronic foot infection in 1997. The American Zoo and Aquarium Association in Washington, D.C., an accrediting organization, recommends that female elephants be kept in groups...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091405/sta_20050914007.shtml
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Alaska Digest

...activists have lobbied hard to relocate her to a warmer place where she can be with other elephants. The American Zoo and Aquarium Association, which accredits zoos, recommends elephants be housed with other elephants because they are highly social...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071207/sta_alaskadigest001.shtml
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Zoo group: Alaska's elephant should be moved

...view, the elephant could thrive better elsewhere," said Sydney J. Butler, executive director of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in Washington, D.C. The AZA represents 214 accredited zoos and aquariums in the United States, Canada...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/012705/sta_20050127008.shtml
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Send Maggie to a sanctuary

Although I applaud the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's efforts for stepping in to encourage the Anchorage Zoo to release Maggie the elephant to a place with a warmer climate, companionship...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/020105/let_20050201020.shtml
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Zoo ponders future of Maggie the elephant

...more elephants or find a good home for Maggie Outside. Existing zoo accreditation standards set by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association specify that a female elephant needs other female elephants for company. AZA's 2004 guide recommends...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/030104/sta_maggie.shtml
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Orphaned bear cub bound for Kansas

...Anchorage to wait as paperwork was completed. The bear was placed at the Kansas zoo with the help of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, Edwards said. "This is a very attractive bear. Probably because he's a cinnamon phase, he's more...

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