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…
Osaka Tennoji Zoo is a leader in the zoo community and a member of Species360.
A new paper, co-authored by Species360 Director of Science, and of the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance Prof. Dalia Conde, published in the journal BioScience lays out a pathway to increasing collaboration between zoos and museums that would enhance our understanding of the animal kingdom.
Data from the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) has been crucial in enabling researchers to investigate the correlation between brain size and life expectancy in parrots.
In February, Radio Canada science reporter Gino Harel talked with Fernando Colchera, Species360 and SDU, about the recent use of zoo and aquarium data, via ZIMS, in new cancer research discoveries regarding the incidence of cancer in mammals.
"...Our study highlights the value of the incredible work of the zoo and aquariums that integrate and standardize their records in ZIMS."
In case you missed it! Here are recent enhancements to ZIMS for Care and Welfare. Using feedback from our members, we implemented improvements that make it easier and faster to track animal welfare, model processes for peer teams, and more quickly rollout templates designed for each species.
New member in Malta extends the Species360 member community to 101 countries. As a global nonprofit, Species360 facilitates international collaboration in recording and sharing essential data on species.
Welcome to Joris Verbruggen, who joins Species360 as a Member Support Representative. Joris brings a wealth of experience from Species360 member institution AAP (Animal Advocacy and Protection), where he worked as an outplacement coordinator to permanently re-home rescued animals to zoological institutions. Joris has ZIMS experience and a strong network of zoo and sanctuary relationships in Europe and beyond. He lives near Rotterdam in The Netherlands.
The Species360 Member Support and Training team provides assistance every day throughout the year, covering holidays to meet the needs of our members in over 100 countries. In August and September, the team exceeded its performance metrics - again resolving over 90 percent of questions and issues in the first response (goal 85 percent) and with nearly perfect (4.8 out of 5) satisfaction ratings. Congrats team!