Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago (United States) One of the world's leading conservation institutions, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, has joined the Species360 Research Partner Program. The program enables staff to access essential animal data and tools such as ZIMS Global Medical Resources.…
Uploading Antech Diagnostics lab results directly to the animal's medical records reduces manual data entry and improves the accuracy of records for zoo, aquarium, and wildlife veterinarians.
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.
Wuppertal Zoo is one of the largest contributors of husbandry and medical information used to better understand and care for wildlife. Curators, animal care, and aquatic experts use Species360 ZIMS (the Zoological Information Management System), to enter over 150,000 husbandry and medical records for more than 800 Species.
By analyzing ZIMS data for more than 9,200 zoo-based tigers, researchers found differences in reproductive and survival parameters that could influence conservation strategies. In particular, they looked at sub‐species and sex‐specific variability of survival and reproductive parameters with age.
Tennessee Aquarium is working to save a species of native trout.
Species360 is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant to support the CEO on a part-time (20 hours/week) remote work basis.
Global non-profit Species360 welcomes the New Zealand Department of Conservation (DOC) Kakī Conservation Program to its member community. This government-led species recovery program manages or monitors about 200 Kakī (wading birds) including in situ and ex situ populations.
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).
Husbandry log templates are a great tool for keepers and aquarists to record daily activities for animals and daily maintenance for the enclosures in their care. This is one of the most popular features in ZIMS - so when Species360 members recommended changes, we listened. Using feedback that was submitted through our enhancement request portal, we have changed the husbandry log templates to both improve the process for creating templates as well as make data entry easier.