On Wednesday, October 6, Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) held the 2021 Annual Awards of Excellence ceremony virtually.  These awards recognized excellence in animal welfare, conservation, science and education from CAZA accredited institutions across Canada.

African Lion Safari is incredibly proud to have won in TWO categories for our world-class Asian elephant program, recognizing both in-situ and ex-situ conservation efforts by our dedicated team of elephant professionals.

Colonel G.D. Dailley Award - Recognizes achievement in ex-situ propagation and management programs that contribute to the long-term survival of animal species or populations.


Peter Karsten Award - Recognizes institutional achievement in the field of in-situ conservation. 


Asian elephants are an endangered species with less than 40,000 left in the wild.  They face many challenges to their existence and are reliant on humans to ensure their conservation.  Our organization and our staff work tirelessly every day, at an international level, to ensure that this endangered species survives for future generations.

African Lion Safari is recognized worldwide for its expertise in elephant welfare, and is committed to supporting the conservation of wildlife; through protection of habitat, scientific research and education.

Congratulations to all nominees and winners on your dedication and effort towards wildlife conservation.

Click for more information on CAZA’s 2021 Annual Awards of Excellence

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