Contributing Editor, Jo Seton This feature on Zoo and Aquarium Association, Australasia, (ZAA) member Taronga Zoos is one of a series of stories about the institutions that curate and share data to help improve animal welfare and inform species conservation.…
Tracking offspring can be difficult as eggs hatch and chicks move beyond their nest. So when Species360 enhanced ZIMS for Husbandry to include new search capabilities, Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo Animal Care, Health & Welfare team quickly put the new capabilities to use.
With a mission “to inspire and act for wildlife conservation,” ZAA (Australasia) and Species360 member Perth Zoo is sanctuary, school, nursery, hospital, scientific institution, and local wilderness reserve. Learn more about their work on behalf of community and species.
Wuppertal Zoo is one of the largest contributors of husbandry and medical information used to better understand and care for wildlife. Curators, animal care, and aquatic experts use Species360 ZIMS (the Zoological Information Management System), to enter over 150,000 husbandry and medical records for more than 800 Species.
EAZA's Silent Forest Group partners with Species360 Conservation Science Alliance to create a new way of looking at the world of songbirds -- one they hope will further enhance efforts to save them. The Songbird Species Knowledge Index applies analytics to global data, including vast demographic information curated by Species360 member zoos and aquariums using ZIMS.
"When we started having more people enter information directly into ZIMS, my concern was it would not be as informative or that I would have a lot of errors to fix. But what I didn’t expect was that they were going to be more detailed."
Developed with input from the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA), ZIMS for Medical - Biobank enables regional and international zoo and wildlife organizations to securely manage large sample collections across regions.