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New in ZIMS for Husbandry! Target Weight Range for animals at each phase of life


In fall 2020, ZSL London Zoo celebrated the arrival of five baby bushmaster snakes, watching them safely hatch over the course of three exciting days. Healthy young snakes of this species are relatively large compared with most hatchling snakes, each weighing between 64 and 70g – already as much as an adult song thrush – and will likely weigh up to 4 kg when they reach adulthood. Read more at ZSL!

ZIMS for Husbandry – Target Weight Range: If a weight is recorded out of range, that weight will be flagged in red in the animal’s record and when viewing it in the Animal Graphing Tool. (Source: Species360)

In February, Species360 released the ability to add a Target Weight Range for animals and eggs. You can use this new ZIMS for Husbandry feature to target and monitor the weight ranges that apply to different physiological conditions during the life of an animal, such as juvenile, molting or pregnant.

As we work on enhancements that have been most requested by Species360 members, this one has been a favorite among zoo and aquarium staff! Ultimately, the Target Weight Range function improves the way that you utilize ZIMS data to make decisions for the animals in your care.

ALSO NEW IN ZIMS: BATCH EDIT!

Target weight ranges in ZIMS for Husbandry address different physiological conditions during an animal’s life, such as juvenile, molting or pregnant. (Source: Species360)

Monitoring selected individuals and groups:

By setting a target weight range, if a weight is recorded out of range, that weight will be flagged in red in the animal’s record and when viewing it in the ZIMS for Husbandry Animal Graphing Tool.

Users can also get a snapshot of the animals that have set target weight ranges by using column customization with an animal search, animal list, or from the enclosure occupants tab.


A sample test of the Target Weight Range feature showing Measurement Type, such as egg mass or live weight, the ideal target range, for each animal. (Source: Species360)

Also requested by registrars and now available in ZIMS – Batch Edit!

Read more about the latest new features and changes in ZIMS for Husbandry.

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