San Antonio Zoo maintains excellence in animal welfare certification

American Humane certification confirms excellence in animal health and housing

San Antonio Zoo maintains excellence in animal welfare certification (San Antonio Zoo)

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Zoo has earned an excellence in animal welfare certificate from the American Humane organization.

Nationally recognized as a certifier of animal welfare practices, the American Humane corporation conducted a thorough review of the San Antonio Zoo’s practices before awarding it the certification, according to a release.

The accreditation, valid till Feb. 2026, confirms excellence in animal health, housing, and positive social interactions with animals and handlers, according to a release.

“We are pleased that American Humane has recognized San Antonio Zoo once again for our efforts to provide world-class animal care and focus on animal welfare,” said President & CEO of San Antonio Zoo Tim Morrow. “Our entire zoo crew works tirelessly to provide the absolute best for the animals in our care and continually strive to be a leader in excellence in animal care, animal welfare, education, and conservation.”

Earlier this year, Blooloop named the wildlife park No. 2 in the U.S. for its animal welfare, education, and conservation efforts.

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