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Animals and Zoos

This guides offers general information and resources on zoos, zoo issues, animal welfare, and concerns.


Zoos or Zoology

Association of Zoos and Aquariums

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation.

Michigan State University: Animal Legal & Historical Center

Michigan State University's College of Law is home to the Animal Legal & Historical Center with information, discussion, and resources related to laws affecting zoos.

NC State University Libraries: Zoology Internet Resources

From North Carolina State Libraries, find further internet resources on Zoology in their research guide.

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.

General Animal or Miscellaneous Resources

Standard Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Moral Status of Animals

The Standford Encyclopedia of Philosophy 's academic discussion in the moral status of animals and related topics.

The Humane Society: Animal Studies Repository

Detailed collections of resources in anthrozoology and animal studies topics from The Humane Society of the United States.

USDA (Organizations: Exhibit Animals)

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Information Center, find a list of organizations connected to exhibit animals.