The 21 st Conference of the Southeast Asian Zoos Association (SEAZA) opened in Ho Chi Minh City on November 18, drawing nearly 200 delegates from 20 countries and territories.

The three-day conference, themed “Southeast Asian zoos grow together”, offers an opportunity for participants to share their experience, ideas and initiatives for the interest of zoo communities in SEAZA.

They are focusing discussions on raising animals and veterinary medicine in zoos, zoo marketing and education, biodiversity and preservation, zoo design, ethics in caring for animals, and animal breeding.

The Saigon Zoo & Botanical Gardens is one of the official members of SEAZA, which was established in Indonesia in 1990 with the aim of increasing Southeast Asian zoos’ capacity in wildlife conservation, public education and entertainment, and promoting their images to the world.-VNA