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Introducing the ZIMS Training Academy’s first online course – ZIMS for Aquarists and Keepers.

A diver feeds rays and fish at an aquarium. Credit: Adobe Stock.

Species360 is excited to announce a brand-new online course, ZIMS for Aquarists and Keepers, available on The Nature Conservancy Conservation Training website. The course is hosted alongside other training offerings from leading conservation organizations such as the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and many more. 

ZIMS for Aquarists and Keepers is available to all registered ZIMS users. The free course is aimed at animal care staff and has been developed to provide the skills needed to enter daily aquarist and keeper information into ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System). 

 The course is made up of multiple mini-courses:

  • In ZIMS for Aquarists & Keepers – Animal Care, you will learn how to navigate ZIMS, complete animal searches, and enter basic information in the Animals Module.
  • In ZIMS for Aquarists & Keepers – Tools and Reports, you will learn how to use tools and reports within ZIMS to view, visualize and extract data.

The course, including the mini-courses, should take around 2.5 hours to complete. 

To enroll for ZIMS for Aquarists and Keepers, you must have a current ZIMS log-on. Registration is currently limited to the first 10,000 participants, so it is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Enroll now through the link below! You will need to log into ZIMS to obtain the enrollment key. In order to sign up for the course, participants will need to create a free account on, watch this video to see how to set up an account.

For any questions, please get in touch with us at  Species360 would like to thank The Nature Conservancy for kindly hosting the ZIMS course on their Conservation Training platform. was launched in 2009 to provide conservation-based training to the global conservation community.

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