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30th Membership Anniversary: Guadalajara Zoo

Congratulations to Guadalajara Zoo on its 30th membership anniversary as a long-standing and vital member of the Species360 community. As part of Species360, Guadalajara Zoo helps to curate one of the world’s largest sets of wildlife data critical to species conservation.

After carefully creating an environment reflecting their natural Antarctica habitat, Species360 member Guadalajara Zoo became the first in Latin America to successfully get the species, Pygoscelis adeliae, to reproduce in captivity. (Read more: The Japanese Times)

The Guadalajara Zoo is nestled in the Barranca de Huentitán as a center for family recreation and education in the conservation of nature. Founded in 1988, the zoo has become a major attraction for regional and international visitors. In addition to 50 hectares of animal habitats, the zoo owns and manages 280 hectares of ecological reserve which preserves the natural habitat of the unique flora and fauna of the Barranca de Huentitán.

Guadalajara Zoo is home to more than 400 species. The Zoo contributes critical data on care, management, and diversity of wildlife as part of Species360.

Species360 facilitates the international collaboration of zoos, aquariums, and refuges in collecting and sharing information critical to improving animal welfare. Its members rely on the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to record data regarding individual animals, aquatic collections, and groups of species. In turn, information recorded in ZIMS provides critical insight to wildlife care, medical treatments, biodiversity and more.

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