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Member Focus: Germany’s Wuppertal Zoo contributes essential data for more than 800 species

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.
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New in ZIMS: Husbandry Log Templates just got even better – thanks to your input!

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.
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New in ZIMS: Batch Edit!

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.
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New in ZIMS for Medical: Upload test lab results directly to the animal’s record, saving manual data entry

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.
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