Welcome to ASZK  

a society based on improving the welfare of 
wild animals in captivity by allowing members 
to communicate achievements and advances in 
the areas of primarily animal husbandry.
Upcoming ASZK events

SHAPE of Enrichment Workshop with Valerie Hare - founder of SHAPE
ASZK is proud to be able to host Valerie Hare to Australia to share her knowledge and help us improve the lives of the animals in our care as well as providing better exhibits for the visitors.
We have two workshops planned - one in Wellington New Zealand and one at Melbourne Zoo. Click on the dates below for further information

10 - 13 June 2014 Melbourne Zoo - details of registration coming soon.
17 - 20 June 2014 Wellington Zoo - click here for information. Click here for registration form. Please note the amounts are in New Zealand Dollars.

RAW AFRICA ASZK Tour Uganda8 - 22nd August 2014
A great opportunity to spend time working in a zoo in Uganda as well as seeing some of the exciting wildlife found there. Click here for link

2014 ASZK Conference Healesville 25 - 27 March 2014
People: Zoos: Wildlife - KEEPING the Connection - was great!

New Member Benefits

20% Discount - New Zookeeping Book

Im pleased to let you know, on behalf of editorial director Christie Henry, that Zookeeping: An Introduction to the Science and Technology has published.


Were happy to offer your ICZ members a 20% discount on the book, available for sale on our website. The following link adds one copy to the shopping cart at the discounted price; the discount code is WAZA20 (they can use this code we developed for WAZA).



Zoo Animals 2nd Edition - 20% discount
by Dr Geoff Hosey was formerly a senior lecturer at the University of Bolton

Dr Vicky Melfi is Behavioural Biologist at Taronga Zoo  

Dr Sheila Pankhurst is Head of the Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University

Aussie Dog Enrichment Devices - 25% off
see back page of thylacinus Vol 37 No 3
Important industry events


Keeper Funding Opportunities - Grants and scholarships
ASZK Des Spittall Scholarship for Keeper Research - applications closed
Named in honour of the late Des Spittall, a life member of ASZK, the ASZK committee has launched the Des Spittall Scholarship for keeper research. This is open to people who have been a financial member of ASZK for 12 months or more. This is an annual scholarship up to the value of $2,000  Click here for details

Congratulations to Margaret Hawkins the successful applicant for the 2011 Des Spittall Scholarship for Keeper Research.

ASZK Annual Awards 
To nominate or for more information - please go to the 'Announcements' Page

If you have any queries regarding ASZK please email slromer@bigpond.com  

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