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…
New Species360 member Teton Raptor Center expanded their mission to include a Raptor Rescue Network that coordinates the efforts of Rehab Centers, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, veterinarians, and volunteers to ensure that every injured raptor has access to rehabilitation.
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.
For our annual volunteer project, Species360 searched for a volunteer project that we could do together online – and we found Zooniverse! This innovative online platform allows researchers to crowdsource their work. Volunteers can help with projects in areas such as music and art, medicine, history, language, biology, space, and more.
The Species360 training support team once again exceeded metrics for helping members. Here's a look at the results!
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.
NEW in ZIMS! Test Result Upload for Gribbles New Zealand and Gribbles Australia Zoo, aquarium, and wildlife veterinary teams can now upload Gribbles Australia test lab results directly to ZIMS for Medical. By adding lab results directly to the animal's medical records, the Test Result Upload feature reduces manual data entry and improves the accuracy of records.
Dr. Sandy Trautwein will join Species360 as Director of Aquatics Conservation and Product Management. She most recently was Vice President of Husbandry at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California.
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.
Our aquatics community continues to grow, enabling aquariums to curate and share data essential to animal welfare and species conservation. Twenty aquariums worldwide joined Species360 in 2019 and 2020.