Species360 Members in the News
As a member of the Species360 Research Partner Program, the SSA will use data from the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to bridge gaps in demographic, husbandry, welfare, and medical information that is essential to protecting and caring for gibbons.
Our aquatics community continues to grow, enabling aquariums to curate and share data essential to animal welfare and species conservation. Twenty aquariums worldwide joined Species360 in 2019 and 2020.
In 2021, Species360 welcomes five new and returning trustees elected by our institutional members to serve on our board.
Zoo, aquarium, wildlife veterinarians use the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to record and share information regarding animals in their care. Now, when these veterinary teams send blood samples to IDEXX, they can view and upload the report directly in ZIMS for Medical. Called ZIMS Test Result Upload, the new feature reduces manual data entry for veterinary staff and improves the accuracy and volume of data used to calculate ZIMS Expected Test Results used by veterinarians to diagnose illness.
The Species360 member community continues to grow. In 2020, we have welcomed more than 60 new members in over 24 different countries. Among them are national marine aquariums in Brazil and UAE, marine and wildlife sanctuaries, rescue and rehabilitation, conservation, and research institutions.
Aquarium L’Oceanogràfic (Valencia, Spain) uses ZIMS to measure its role in sustaining key species, including 28 coral species assessed as vulnerable to climate change.