The National Capital AAZK Chapter and its members are dedicated to quality animal husbandry, the diffusion of knowledge within the profession and have a true passion for conservation.  Our objectives include:

  • Professional development
  • Supporting conservation and education
  • Uniting staff
  • Having fun!

The American Association of Zoo Keepers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation.

AAZK membership nationwide currently includes about 2,800 with individuals at all levels of zoo staff from directors, curators and veterinarians to zoo keepers, animal health technicians, volunteers and students. Members are from 48 of the 50 States, 5 Canadian Provinces and 24 foreign countries and represent nearly 250 animal-related facilities.  At the end of 2014, NCAAZK was the largest AAZK chapter with over 90 members!

AAZK National offices are located in Topeka, KS. To learn more about National AAZK, visit their website at www.aazk.org.