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Wildlife research data

330 million animal records advancing science

Achieving statistical significance in research on wildlife can be a daunting task. Statisticians generally suggest a minimum sample of 100 for any meaningful conclusions. But threatened species have declining populations making it hard to find good research data.

Named a top conservation tech innovation for big data insights by Mongabay, Species360 ZIMS has over 330 million animal records on 22,000 species. As the primary source of biological insights on managed wildlife populations since 1974, ZIMS is advancing knowledge in many areas of science around the globe.

If you are interested in using ZIMS data in your research, our Research Partner Program may fit your needs. Research partners have online access to a variety of valuable reports and tools – all available on individual species.

11 tools to power your research

  • Husbandry Related:  Species Event History, Species Holding, Animal Age Distribution, Weight Comparison Report, TAG Export, Population Overview, Pedigree Explorer, Global Holdings by Animal Type.
  • Medical Related:  Anesthesia Summaries, Drug Usage by Type, Expected Blood Test Results.  Reference ranges and other medical information are accumulated from the experience of our growing base of over 1,100 institutional members in 96 countries
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The Population Overview report is a one-screen per taxon overview of the state of the animal population, including key metrics on genetics and demographics, and indicators of the underlying data quality. This report can be run at the Global, Continent, Country and Association level.

Ready to ramp up your research?

A few recent Research Partners

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(University of California, at Davis – USA) Individual researcher conducting research on wildlife life history and behavior change over time and space.  Particularly interested in examining variation in birthing times across a latitudinal gradient, supplementing work being done in the field. She was previously part of an EarthWatch Institute science team that worked on climate change at the Acadia National Park.

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(University of Pennsylvania – USA) Conducting research on wildlife fertility and how it varies by birth season and by species.

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(Babes Bolyai University – Romania) Their Evolutionary Ecology Group wants to enhance their field-collected physiological measurements on bird species with zoo results. Research focused on finding correlations between bird species physiological parameters, specimen size, and overall health predictors. 

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(Murdoch University – Australia) Complement their field research in numerous wildlife medical areas with aggregated zoo data for a more complete species understanding.

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