WAZA Welcomes New Member – Walter Zoo

Posted: 7 December 2022

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is pleased to welcome a new Institutional Member to the global zoo and aquarium community – Walter Zoo.

The Swiss Zoo is located in a natural landscape at the foothills of the Alps. Established in 1961, it is home to over 1000 animals in around 130 different species. Since its foundation, environmental education has been one the main focuses of the family business. Over time, more than half a million children were educated during visits at schools and, since 2018, in the zoo’s own classroom.

WAZA CEO Martín Zordan said, ‘WAZA is proud to have Walter Zoo as its new member. We are excited about their work in conservation and the potential it has for the Reverse the Red movement.’

Walter Zoo creates habitats for native species and participates in various nature conservation projects. The zoo also contributes to education by organising animal encounters, guided tours and workshops with the zoo school.

Since 2020, the zoo has increased its involvement in in situ conservation and they are in the process of building a new global Species Conservation Centre, scheduled to open in 2024. This Centre is intended to demonstrate global cooperation for conservation.

Walter Zoo is also a member of WAZA’s Association member the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).

Visit their website for more details. 

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