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Population Management: More Than 400 Species Have Been Migrated to ZIMS for Studbooks

EAZA and AZA Studbook Keepers for the Great Indian Hornbill use ZIMS for Studbooks.

More than 400 studbooks for wildlife species have been migrated to ZIMS for Studbooks, providing associations and Studbook Keepers better insight to ex situ species populations in their regions. Each studbook is integrated with corresponding records across more than 1,100 aquarium, zoo, and wildlife institutions that use ZIMS to manage their animal records, so that record level changes and changes to individual animals can be automatically communicated to the Studbook Keeper for a species.

ZAA, PAAZA, and EAZA studbooks for the endangered radiated tortoise are managed using ZIMS for Studbooks.

Starting with more current, accurate information equips Studbook Keepers to provide better guidance to the zoos and aquariums with a unique species in their care.

“ZIMS for Studbooks facilitates collaborative management across institutions by improving tools used for population management,” said Katelyn Mucha, product manager of ZIMS for Studbooks, Species360. “Studbook Keepers and species management experts across all regions are instrumental in the success of this solution, and we appreciate their collaboration and passion. Their work will help to inform global species conservation for generations to come.”

29 new studbooks have been created in ZIMS for Studbooks, and 30 studbooks are migrated every month. Species360 works closely with regional associations to migrate their studbooks and to provide support to users during and after their transition to ZIMS.

Associations managing studbooks in ZIMS include:

Colombian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (ACOPAZOA)

Latin American Zoo and Aquarium Association (ALPZA)

Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)

European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA)

African Association of Zoos and Aquaria (PAAZA)

World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)

Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia (ZAA)

Zoological Association of America (ZAAUS)

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