The Deep celebrates at the ‘Zoo Oscars’

Animal experts from the UK and Ireland’s leading zoos and aquariums gathered at Woburn Safari Park for a prestigious awards ceremony last night (Wednesday June 10) when The Deep was awarded the Best Collaborative Zoo/Aquarium Award.

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The event, known as the Zoo ‘Oscars’ is held to celebrate some of the incredible contributions made by the zoo community to animal welfare, wildlife conservation, public understanding and horticulture.

The BIAZA awards demonstrate an extraordinary year of achievements and ingenious solutions made by zoos and aquariums across the UK and Ireland.

As always, the winning projects were selected against very strict criteria: The assessors included external experts as well as professionals from within the zoo community.

The Deep were delighted to receive the award which commends The Deep’s overall contribution to BIAZA – the organisation that represents the best Zoos and Aquariums in the UK and Ireland.

This year’s esteemed gold award winners included initiatives to save the Chinese giant salamander, to evaluate the conservation impact of a zoo, and to study the breeding colony behaviour of the critically endangered White-backed vulture.

Dr Kirsten Pullen, CEO of BIAZA, said:

“The BIAZA awards highlight the crucial work carried out in zoos and aquariums. All of this year’s award-winning projects show the exceptional contributions our members are making to animal husbandry and welfare, wildlife conservation and public understanding for species both in the UK and overseas. Huge congratulations to all the winners.”

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