Member News / January 2020

ZIMS for Medical: Sample Storage is here!

New in ZIMS for Medical:  Sample Storage helps zoo, aquarium, and other wildlife veterinarians manage biological samples and information about the animal they are connected to.

“Millions of unique samples are at the core of our ability to care for and save individual animals." - Paul Calle, Chief Veterinarian and Vice President for Health Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

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Attend ZIMS for Medical at EAZA Academy / 4-5 March / Stuttgart Zoo

The EAZA ZIMS for Medical course will be taught by zoo veterinarians Christa van Wessem, Paignton Zoo, United Kingdom, and Rachel Thompson,

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New for Aquariums: ZIMS makes it easier to track water changes for enclosures

Species360 members managing aquarium environments have a new set of toys — we mean TOOLS! — to track water changes in detail. Now live in the Enclosure, Life Support, and Component Maintenance grids, the new features address specific needs of…

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Species360 welcomes 103 new members in 2019

New members in 35 countries.

ZIMS has become a source of critical insight for IUCN Species Survival Committee, CITES, TRAFFIC and others leading efforts to save species.

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Meet the Experts: Mazuri Nutritionist Dr. Troy Tollefson says animal welfare begins with what, and how, we feed

At the Association of Zoos and Aquariums annual conference held in New Orleans earlier this year, Species360 talked with Dr. Troy Tollefson, Nutritionist, Mazuri Exotic Animal Nutrition, about recent changes in wildlife care and nutrition – and what it takes to bring new discoveries to market.

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New Research Partner: Manchester Metropolitan University

Species360 welcomes new Research Partner Program member, Manchester Metropolitan University, Department of Natural Sciences. Researchers at the UK university will use ZIMS along with additional source-anonymous data to study body mass of captive carnivores, related to age and gender.  In…

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From ZSL: The Rise of the Registrar

ZSL Zoological Registrar Hannah Jenkins addresses the changing role of zoo registrars, from recording day-to-day events to conducting the data analytics that inform species conservation worldwide...

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Education: Mote Marine and Species360 Guest Lecture at San Jose State University

Pharmaceuticals, healthcare, government, museum, manufacturing…and animal records? For San José State University Masters of Archives and Records Administration (MARA) students, a recent guest lecture with Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium Curator of Husbandry and Records Matt Seguin and Species360 Training Manager Josh…

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Member News: Whooping Cranes Released to Coastal Habitats

Species360 members International Crane Foundation and Audubon Nature Institute raised young cranes being released this month to protected Gulf of Mexico coastal habitats. There is nothing quite like seeing distinctive whooping cranes take flight across natural wetlands. This month, thanks…

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Species360 Year in Review, 2019

An annual review by Species360 CEO Jim Guenter captures highlights of 2019 — from establishing ZIMS for Care and Welfare for evaluating Animal Welfare, to expanding our work with In Situ populations…

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