You are visiting the official web site of the Zoological Registrars Association (ZRA). ZRA is a not-for-profit association organized and dedicated to the enhancement of zoos and aquariums through leadership, professional development, training, standardization and service to its members. Registrars provide oversight for the animal record keeping function, records management, animal shipping, wildlife permit procurement and related reporting requirements and legal compliance.

In addition to the information on this website you can get a printable ZRA Brochure here.


Strategic Committee needs your INPUT!

June 18, 2019

The Strategic Planning Committee has been hard at work going through the survey results for our next strategic plan. We developed two (2) options for our vision statement, but when we put it to a vote, were completely divided! We need your help to decide the winner. As a reminder, our mission statement is: ZRA connects, trains and empowers the community of zoo and aquarium registrars.

Cast your vote below to help us find the clear winner!



Emily Mattox

ZRA President

Registrar | Hospital Administrator

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium | Metro Parks Tacoma