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…
In case you missed it! Here are recent enhancements to ZIMS for Care and Welfare. Using feedback from our members, we implemented improvements that make it easier and faster to track animal welfare, model processes for peer teams, and more quickly rollout templates designed for each species.
Now that regional associations are done migrating, we are focused on migrating member institution studbooks. Our goal is to migrate all member institution studbooks to ZIMS by end of 2021.
Wuppertal Zoo is one of the largest contributors of husbandry and medical information used to better understand and care for wildlife. Curators, animal care, and aquatic experts use Species360 ZIMS (the Zoological Information Management System), to enter over 150,000 husbandry and medical records for more than 800 Species.
Husbandry log templates are a great tool for keepers and aquarists to record daily activities for animals and daily maintenance for the enclosures in their care. This is one of the most popular features in ZIMS - so when Species360 members recommended changes, we listened. Using feedback that was submitted through our enhancement request portal, we have changed the husbandry log templates to both improve the process for creating templates as well as make data entry easier.
Have you ever written a batch note or observation and then wanted to edit the batch? Now you can! The ZIMS for Husbandry team added this functionality that was requested by Species360 members. When creating notes and observations using a batch action, you can edit the individual record afterwards. When editing the record, you will see the option to edit for the entire batch or for the individual.
In early 2022, the Species360 ZIMS for Husbandry and Aquatics team has been busy adding features and enhancements that will improve your experience as you record - and use - information on enclosures, water quality, enrichment, care and welfare, and more.
ZIMS Environmental Quality graphs 36 water quality measurements, including water temperature, salinity, pH, total alkalinity, ammonia, nitrate, and more. The results give aquarists an efficient way to monitor and review changes over time -- with comparisons between enclosures. Data can be exported for further analysis.
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.
Species360 Webinar: Aquarists and zoo keepers learn how to use ZIMS to streamline annual inventory events.