The Cologne Zoo, the third oldest zoo in Germany and home to more than 850 species in total, is a noteworthy leader in research and species protection programs. The Zoo uses the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) for day-to-day record-keeping as well as for its conservation projects out in the field.
Data from the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) has enabled researchers from the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance and the University of Southern Denmark to investigate evolutionary aging theories in tortoises and turtles.
The Species360 Conservation Science Alliance (CSA) presents a unique opportunity for conservationists around the world to collaborate using one-of-a-kind data and professional expertise shared by Species360 members and partners to serve animal care and species conservation.
For our latest ZIMS at Work feature, we’re highlighting Copenhagen Zoo — which opened in 1859 —as it marks 45 years with Species360, one of our many long-standing members. During that time, the Zoo has entered data into the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) on 13,034 animals in 856 taxa, entering and exiting the system on 6,571 occasions.
The Emirates Park Zoo, in the United Arab Emirates, recently celebrated five years as a Species360 member. The Zoo is currently home to more than 1,150 animals of 193 species. Since the opening of the Zoo in 2008 these numbers have continued to grow.
Take a look at some of the new functionality in ZIMS for Medical, including sample storage, test result upload, improved usability and more.
Learn more about how Global Medical Resources in ZIMS for Medical can help advance animal healthcare.
A new paper, co-authored by Species360 Director of Science, and of the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance Prof. Dalia Conde, published in the journal BioScience lays out a pathway to increasing collaboration between zoos and museums that would enhance our understanding of the animal kingdom.
Data from the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) has been crucial in enabling researchers to investigate the correlation between brain size and life expectancy in parrots.
Since 2016, the Two Oceans Aquarium has been a Species360 member and uses the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) for a variety of purposes, including aquatics, husbandry, medical needs, and rescue and rehabilitation efforts.