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Species360 Research Partner Program

Research institutions that participate in the Species360 Research Partner Program gain visibility to a vast reserve of data curated by wildlife experts using the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS). The ZIMS data is aggregated and anonymous, and includes demographic and medical data for thousands of species.

Species360 Research Partner Program Annual Subscription: Colleges, universities, veterinary and wildlife centers, students and individual researchers, and others can subscribe to the Research Partner Program for a low annual fee. Access may be shared with other researchers within your facility. For more information, please contact Support@Species360.org.

Where does the data originate? Over 1,200 zoo, aquarium, university, research and governmental institutions use ZIMS to record animal husbandry, animal welfare, medical, biobank, and studbooks data for thousands of animals in their care.

Research partners have online access to a variety of reports and tools – all available on individual species. Among the research tools are:

Husbandry Data:  Species Event History, Species Holding, Animal Age Distribution, Weight Comparison Report, TAG Export, Population Overview, Pedigree Explorer, Global Holdings by Animal Type.

Medical Data:  Anesthesia Summaries, Drug Usage by Type, Expected Blood Test Results.

Here are some of our current research partners: 

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.

Veterinary Diagnostic Services, a laboratory within the Manitoba Agriculture Department, Government of Canada

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

Babes Bolyai University, Romania – Evolutionary Ecology Group will 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. 

Murdoch University, Australia – Compliment their field research in numerous wildlife medical areas with aggregated zoo data for a more complete species’ understanding.

Sorrento Therapeutics (Nasdaq: SRNE) & their ARK Animal Health subsidiary, USA – Clinical stage biotechnology company involved in physical research, primarily engaged in the discovery and development of therapies focused on oncology and the treatment of chronic cancer pain – in human, companion animals, wildlife.

Hamilton College, Department of Biology, USA – Research investigating the trade-offs among physiological traits across numerous wildlife species.

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland – Research on population changes of species held in captivity that have disappeared (or are at a critical stage) in the wild in the Ivory Coast.  This research is part of the wildlife project under the direction of the Aboukouamékro National Parc, Ivory Coast. 

University of California, Berkeley, USA – Research on the types of species frequently held in zoo collections to help inform biodiversity discussions, and conservation prioritization/spending.

Oklahoma City Zoo & Botanical Garden, USA – Physiological reference norms and species holding information to be used by this non-member institution to strengthen their deliver of medical care and support collaborative animal transactions.

University of Navarro, Spain – Department of Environmental Biology is completing analysis on the role of zoos in species conservation. 

Snow Leopard Trust, USA –  Research to protect the endangered snow leopard and its habitat in 12 countries of Central Asia. 

VIDEOS – (2) videos describe the vast store of member wildlife management information – that our members provide, and we collect, analyze and share through ZIMS.

Species360 Research Partner Program Subscription: There is an annual subscription to enroll in this service. Access can be shared with other researchers within your facility. Please send inquiries to support@species360.org.  

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