Mission: Aazk san diego's mission is to:- promote and establish good relationships among professional zoo keepers- promote and establish a means to stimulate incentive and greater interest in the zoo keeping profession- support deserving conservation projects to include educating the general public about the need for preserving our natural resources and animal life through these worthwhile efforts- establish materials beneficial to zoo keeper education
Target demographics: conservation and the environment
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 9 conservation organizations by donating over $37,000 and bringing awareness their projects.
Geographic areas served: San Diego, CA, and worldwide
Programs: Bowling for Rhinos, Croctober Fest, Golf for Wildlife, Wild About Giraffe, and Pints for Preservation events that bring awareness and needed funding to habitats and conservation. We also provide professional development grants for animal care professionals to help them stay current in advanced animal care.
AAZK is a nonprofit (U.S. 501C3) volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation that started in San Diego, CA in 1967.
We are committed to educating the general public of the need to preserve our natural resources and animal life. As such, we have developed several outreach programs and participated with many conservation organizations locally and internationally.
Every year we raise money to help other conservation organizations and to bring awareness to many programs throughout the world.
Through fundraising, guest speakers, community projects, and social events, our members have been able to make a difference in the world.
We invite anyone who is interested in animals, conservation, and research to become a member and to join us.
Learn more about us on our website at www.sdaazk.org.