American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK)

aazk mission

The mission of The American Association of Zoo Keepers is to advance excellence in the animal keeping profession, foster communication beneficial to animal care, support conservation projects, and promote the preservation of our natural resources and animal life.

midnight sun aazk chapter, alaska

The Midnight Sun AAZK Chapter was established in 2010 and is made up of zookeepers, staff, docents and volunteers dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. Although not officially part of the Alaska Zoo, the Midnight Sun AAZK activities and efforts are fully endorsed.

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brewin' 4 bruins

This annual brewfest is a fundraiser for conservation efforts by the Midnight Sun AAZK. The event is held each May with beer, food, a silent auction and bear visits. 21 and older event.


zookeeper games

New in fall 2017, look for this event to become an annual affair. Visitors participate in games to test zookeeping skills.

Conservation Donations by Midnight Sun AAZK:

Alaska Zoo - Polar Bear Transition/Maternity Den, Muskox Farm, Bird Treatment and Learning Center, Alaska Wild Bird Rehabilitation, Alaska SeaLife Center, International Snow Leopard Trust, Polar Bears International, Minnesota Zoo Tiger Conservation project, Trumpeter Swan Society, Animals Asia.

Who can join:

Anyone interested in helping to raise funds for ongoing conservation and research projects! You don't need to be a zookeeper - membership is open to all people from all backgrounds.

       Midnight Sun AAZK Chapter Tax ID# 27-2461398