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
ASZK Annual Conference 12 - 15 March 2015 - Launceston, Tasmania
"Past, Present and Future"
The Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping’s annual conference is one of the pinnacle events on the zoological industry’s calendar. This year we are proud to be taking the conference to the beautiful city of Launceston, Tasmania, for the very first time.
The ASZK’s annual conference is a wonderful opportunity to absorb, share and learn from industry peers. There is no better forum to present the fantastic, innovative and interesting work that we all know is continuously evolving within our industry.
Looking forward to seeing you all there!
Mike Drinkwater, ASZK President
Registrations are now open - click here for information
Call for papers - closed
Post Conference Tour 15 - 17 March Cradle Mountain - click here for information
ASZK Committee Elections 2015
The ASZK committee elections will be held during the ASZK Conference. We are looking for new and enthusiastic members to fill positions on the committee. If you would like to make a positive contribution to the society and are a full member please nominate. Click here to download a nomination form. Contact the ASZK President, Mike Drinkwater, for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notice Of Annual General Meeting Launceston Tasmania
Friday 13 March 2015
ASZK Wildlife Photography Competition
Fancy yourself as a bit of an aspiring wildlife photographer? Or have you simply found yourself in the right place at the right time to snap some of your favourite animals pulling a funny face?
How would you like to see your very own shots on the front cover of the Thylacinus for all ASZK members to see?
This year, the Australasian Society of Zoo Keeping is proud to announce that we are holding our very first Wildlife Photography Competition! It’s simple, the competition is open to anyone, so feel free to share with your friends. Here is all you need to know to get started…
Categories are ‘FUNNY', ‘ANIMALS IN THE WILD' and ‘ANIMALS IN CAPTIVITY.'
You can submit as many entries as you like.
All photos must be submitted no later than the 20th of February, 2015.
Send all entries to email@example.com ensuring the following is included.
· Your name
· Your institution and/or address
· Title/caption of the shot
· Which category your photo best suits
· Cite ‘ASZK Photo Comp' in the subject line.
All photos must be in JPEG format and must be accompanied with a signed Photo Release Form Click here for the form
Judging and Prizes
The ASZK committee will pick the two best photos in each category to show off at the annual conference, which will be held in Launceston, Tasmania in March 2015.
Here, all delegates will get to vote on their favourite photograph. The best of each category will proudly be displayed on the front cover of an upcoming issue of Thylacinus. On top of this, the Peoples' Choice will earn its photographer an honorary ASZK membership for a year! Prints of the finalists may be auctioned off at the conference to assist with the society's ongoing objective of supporting the professional development of keepers in our region.
So get snapping, and let your photography earn you membership! Be sure to check Facebook to see some of the entries. And make sure you get down to Launceston in March to take part in the judging!
ASZK Annual Awards - see About us/Announcements page for details. Close 3 March.