Species360 welcomes new Research Partner Program member, Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Natural Sciences. Researchers at the UK university will use ZIMS along with additional source-anonymous data to study body mass of captive carnivores, related to age and gender. In particular, researchers will study phylogenetic distribution of ‘obesity’ in relation to wild conspecifics as well as correlations to life history parameters.
Thanks to all of our members that curate data within ZIMS, now the world’s largest set of data on wildlife in ex situ environments. In doing so, our members provide data critical to informing species conservation.
Learn more about the Species360 Research Partner Program here.