In fall 2020, ZSL London Zoo celebrated the arrival of five baby bushmaster snakes, watching them safely hatch over the course of three exciting days. Healthy young snakes of this species are relatively large compared with most hatchling snakes, each weighing…
Now that regional associations are done migrating, we are focused on migrating member institution studbooks. Our goal is to migrate all member institution studbooks to ZIMS by end of 2021.
Species360 research partners use ZIMS data to discover new insights. Among the participants in the research partner program are University of California at Berkeley and UC Davis (United States), University of Navarro (Spain), Babes Bolyai University (Romania), Murdoch University (Australia), and Royal Agriculture University (England).
Being good at your mission is more important than ever for aquariums' financial sustainability, according to new research shared in the Future Aquarium Trends webinar and panel discussion hosted this week by Species360. The tighter connection between mission and revenue is one of several important consumer research findings presented by Impacts Experience, a team that helps executives at cultural institutions like aquariums, museums, and zoos to develop business and audience engagement strategies based on actionable data.
As a global nonprofit, Species360 facilitates international collaboration in recording and sharing essential data on species. A growing number of wildlife institutions are participating in this effort. In all, 34 aquariums, zoos, and wildlife refuges in Europe, Asia, and the Americas have joined Species360 this year. They represent non-profit and for-profit, large and small institutions.
Species360 releases ZIMS for Studbooks global search tool -- allowing associations, species survival programs, zoos, and aquariums to identify studbooks and managers supporting collaborative breeding programs.
Oregon State University, along with The Nature Conservancy and dozens of conservation groups, led a groundbreaking study that found 90.6% of the species population has been wiped out and estimated as many as 5.75 billion animals died from the disease since the die-off began. Species360 is pleased to be a part of foundational research that is essential to informing species conservation.
In 2021, Species360 welcomes five new and returning trustees elected by our institutional members to serve on our board.
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.
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.