Association of Zoos and Aquariums
Information resources available from this trade association include:
Monthly trade journal provides news and information for zoo and aquarium professionals,
with topics covered in various issues of this publication
including leadership and resiliency, business operations, conservation, animal welfare, population sustainability,
diversity, equity, and inclusion, education and outreach, community
involvement, and government affairs. Selected articles are available free online.
Data, Surveys, and Trends
Resources available in this section include zoo and aquarium statistics, director demographic
survey, economic impact reports, institution benchmark reports, earned revenues reports, volunteer program
survey, visitor and public research, trends in visitor diversity, and species survival
statistics. Selected statistics including zoo and aquarium statistics and species survival tables can be
viewed free online.
Zoo and Aquarium Statistics
Annual AZA member survey provides up-to-date statistics for AZA-accredited zoos
and aquariums in the U.S. and other countries, with topics covered including number
of accredited institutions, types of accredited facilities, animals in accredited facilities,
conservation projects and grant funding, species survival plans and reintroduction
programs, and reproductive and population management programs.
Botanic Gardens Conservation International
About Botanic Gardens / Manual on Planning, Developing, and Managing Botanic Gardens
Visitor statistics available from the AZA includes in-depth statistical data on
annual and time-specific visitations to AZA-accredited zoos
and aquariums as well as visitor demographics regarding income,
age, education level, household income, and ethnicity. Selected information on visitor demographics,
average visitation length, social media engagement, and overall popularity can be viewed
Introductory section provides an overview of botanic gardens and their changing
roles over time and the manual provides in-depth information
on various aspects of garden operations including planning and
implementing a garden, governance models, managing human resources, mobilizing
sources for financial support, collection policy and records management systems, and
American Public Gardens Association
Web-based benchmarking platform allows APGA members to compare
their garden with other public gardens by size and region, with topics covered including
revenue and expenses, garden space and plant holdings, visitors,
members, and donors, education, exhibits, and programs, and staffing.
Input data worksheet and videos showing how to enter data
and generate reports are available free online.
Zoos, Aquariums, Botanical Gardens, and Nature Parks Market Analysis
Search for "7121" to see reports for specific types of operations
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national,
state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of
companies, market volume and sales trends, average company
sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up
activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.