Species360 Member News / June 2020

A sense of place: Tennessee Aquarium advocates for turtles and their habitats


Place is a key theme for Tennessee Aquarium and AZA’s SAFE American Turtles program. Turtles live for generations in the same place. Confiscated turtles need to be returned to the right place. Learn how Tennessee Aquarium herpetologists are helping to care for turtles, to return them to their habitats, and to educate guests about the Turtles of the World.

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To Our Species360 Team, Our Members, and Our Community:

The murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, where Species360 headquarters and much of our team are located, elicits an outpouring of grief and a fight for change. We welcome these protests. We hope the change that happens here will bring greater equality for people throughout our nation.

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ZIMS for Studbooks: Over 900 studbooks migrated to ZIMS

Every month, Species360 provides webinars focused on helping studbook keepers use ZIMS for Studbooks. It is one of many ways we partner with WAZA, EAZA, AZA, ZAA Australasia, PAAZA, AZAB, BIAZA, and others to help support animal welfare and species conservation.

Join us for one of six upcoming Webinars.

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Species360 Member Support Exceeds Goals in May

In May, Species360 Member Support responded to 818 inquiries, resolving 97 percent of inquiries, and earning a 4.9 (out of 5) satisfaction rating from members -- all while working remotely from home. We are so proud of this team.

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Member Anniversaries: Giant Anteaters Project (Brazil)

As a Species360 member, the in situ conservation Projeto Bandeiras e Rodovias – Anteaters and Highways Project (Brazil) uses the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to records data on 131 animals of 6 species.

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New Member: Kyoto City Zoo joins Species360

Species360 welcomes new member Kyoto City Zoo, Japan’s second-oldest zoo. This municipal zoo recently shared the exciting news of the birth of a healthy baby gorilla and sustains excellent husbandry and medical care.

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