Animal care specialists, curators, registrars, and leaders from Belize, Brazil, Canada, and the United States are participating in the 2020 AZA Institutional Records Keeping course. This week, Species360 is providing technical and training support at AZA's annual Institutional Records Keeping…
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.
In 2021, Species360 welcomes five new and returning trustees elected by our institutional members to serve on our board.
As a global community, we are now managing over 1,060 studbooks using ZIMS for Studbooks. The transition to an integrated, secure, standardized solution helps to improve access to information that is critical to managing populations, their genetics and welfare, now and in the future.
Species360 is among those invited to be an International Champion of the EWC initiative. Other champions include the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), African Wildlife Foundation, IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, the Jane Goodall Institute and others. International Champions support the EWC Statement of Purpose, and help to advance the objectives of the Initiative among their peers, members, and communities.
Species360 Webinar: Aquarists and zoo keepers learn how to use ZIMS to streamline annual inventory events.
Joe Barkowski, APM Committee Vice Chair for SSPs and Studbooks, will be hosting the next ZIMS for Studbooks Workshop which will take place on Tuesday, October 13 at 2pm Eastern.
As a Species360 conservation grant recipient, the Red Siskin Conservation Center (RSCC) at Leslie Pantin zoo will curate and husbandry data with international species survival program partners, including the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, Zoo Miami, Brevard Zoo, National Aviary in Pittsburgh, and members of WAZA, AZA, EAZA, ZAA (Australasia), Brazilian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZAB), and more. The RSCC was established in 2019 through a grant from AZA.
To help you stay abreast of news across the community, here is a look at resources being shared by Species360 association partners during the COVID-19 crisis.
Requested by studbook keepers and registrars alike, ZIMS for Husbandry will automatically display Studbook IDs in the Husbandry animal identifier grid.