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The Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums Nutrition Advisory and Research Group (CAZA-NARG) was founded in 2001 by Deborah A. McWilliams, a wildlife nutritionist.

Deb McWilliams offers consulting services, workshops and training in wildlife nutrition and has worked with zoological institutions internationally. In addition, Deborah is a nutrition advisor for the CAZA Herpetology TAG and the nutrition advisor for the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums Rodent, Insectivore and Lagomorph Taxon Advisory Group (AZA-RIL TAG). Deb published the first edition of "Applied Zoo Animal Nutrition" in 2010 and this book is used by zoological institutions in over seven countries.


CAZA-NARG is a non-profit organization that provides wildlife nutrition and education services. Services are available to member institutions of CAZA and their employees; to zoological institutions, accredited or nonaccredited; wildlife parks; conservation organizations; educational facilities and students; and, services are available for feed manufacturers.

CAZA-NARG exists for the dissemination of scientific research and experiential information on animal nutrition to ensure the health and welfare of captive wildlife. Animal nutrition, as a scientific discipline, incorporates all aspects of nutrition relating to the environment, physiology, health and reproductive state of an animal.

For further information, please contact:

Deborah McWilliams, MSc, Wildlife Nutritionist
807-40 Vanier Dr., Guelph, ON, N1G 2X7