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About Species360

Founded in 1974, Species360 is a mission-based, non-profit NGO serving the global community of zoos, aquariums and other wildlife organizations in 90+ countries. “Global information serving conservation” is our tagline, and we are helping our members save endangered animals from extinction.

Nonprofit serving members

Created by the members to advance global collaboration and information sharing, Species360 ZIMS is the gold standard animal care and management software backed by more than 40 years of our members’ collective experience. This wealth of insights is helping our members exceed their conservation and sustainability goals for the diverse and endangered species in their care.

World standard

With almost half a century of species information and best practices within a thriving community of member institutions, Species360 has long been recognized as the world-standard best practice for animal records management.

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