We are delighted to announce that Frands Carlsen has joined our Species360 Member Support and Training team as a Member Advocate. In this role, Frands will work directly with member institutions, helping them to achieve their animal care and collection management goals with ZIMS for Husbandry, ZIMS for Medical, and ZIMS for Studbooks.
As a member of the Species360 Research Partner Program, the SSA will use data from the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to bridge gaps in demographic, husbandry, welfare, and medical information that is essential to protecting and caring for gibbons.
Question from a Wildlife Nutritionist: We have three female red pandas housed together. Recently two of them have lost weight. I have increased the caloric intake for the two and the vets have given them a clean bill of health. When I talked with their keepers it was mentioned that the older panda had recently experienced an increase in aggression towards the other two.
São Paulo Zoo technical biologist and registrar Mara Cristina Marques talks with Species360 about the role of data quality and best practices in animal welfare and conservation programs.