Great Plains Zoo lands top honor once again

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) - The Great Plains Zoo in Sioux Falls is once again proving itself to be one of the best zoos in the nation.

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) is granting the zoo continued accreditation for excellence in animal care, conservation, education and safety.

Fewer than 10 percent of zoos in the country meet the high standards required.

"The Great Plains Zoo is a fabulous mid-sized zoo, it can hold it's own against any other zoo in the United States," Kris Vehrs, AZA's principal executive vice president, said.

The Great Plains Zoo has been an accredited member of the AZA for the past 26 years.