WAZA Welcomes New Member – Ripley's Aquarium of Canada

Posted: 21 June 2022

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is delighted to welcome Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada as a new Institution Member. 

Located in Toronto, Canada, the aquarium consists of 13,000 sqm. Opened in 2013, it is a part of Ripley Entertainment Inc. The institution is home to more than 18,566 fishes ranging 291 species as well as 2,378 invertebrates across 97 species. 

The mission of Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is to provide a world-class marine life facility focused on education, conservation, and research. The institution also aims to provide a fun, interactive, and educational experience for visitors of all ages while also trying to build an understanding of the aquatic world. 

Ray Bay and Cargo Hold / Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

“Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada has always fostered an emphasis on local and global conservation, education, climate change, and sustainability. Being a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums will further our commitment to help educate our guests and the wider public on these pressing issues. We are thrilled to be able to collaborate with other WAZA members to continue our work in tackling issues that affect both human and marine life,” said Peter Doyle, General Manager, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. 

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada strongly believes that the more people can learn and experience life in the ocean, the more they will be working to conserve and protect our natural resources.

Sea Nettles / Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

“WAZA is very pleased and proud to have Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada as its new WAZA Institutional Member. We are confident that our members and the wider aquarium community will value opportunities to learn from such a diverse aquarium.” said WAZA Chief Executive Officer, Dr Martín Zordan.

Ripley’s Aquarium and its staff are committed to making use of the most up to date resources, drawing on staff knowledge and experience in animal husbandry to resolve all animal care and welfare concerns in the best interest of the animals in its aquarium.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) association. 

To learn more about Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, please visit their website.

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the global alliance of regional associations, national federations, zoos and aquariums, dedicated to the care and conservation of animals and their habitats around the world.

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