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Members in the News: Wildlife World helps sustain biodiversity

The Glendale Star in Arizona, U.S., features a story on the role of Species360 member Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park in providing information critical to species conservation.

The Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park is home to several species of shark, including the black tip reef shark, white tip reef shark, zebra shark and bamboo shark. They live in a 60,000 gallon tank with southern rays. 

…A paper published recently in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — using data recorded by Wildlife World Zoo in collaboration with other zoos and aquariums worldwide — confirms critical information, such as fertility and survival rates, is missing from global data for more than 98% of known species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

“Wildlife World has added data on 10,361 birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals of 840 species, making a huge impact on the understanding of those species’ life histories,” said Mickey Ollson, director of Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park. “Providing that missing data — filling in those gaps — is game-changing for these species.”

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