For the study published in the specialist journal "Biological Reviews", researchers evaluated the birthdays of 132,712 monkeys of 141 different species using Species360 data. A study published today in Biological Reviews, and using Species360 data, provides new insight to reproduction…
Exciting improvements are coming to the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) in 2023! ZIMS will receive a new look as we modernize and update the platform, enhancing the capabilities and functionality of ZIMS.
The Cologne Zoo, the third oldest zoo in Germany and home to more than 850 species in total, is a noteworthy leader in research and species protection programs. The Zoo uses the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) for day-to-day record-keeping as well as for its conservation projects out in the field.
Data from the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) has enabled researchers from the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance and the University of Southern Denmark to investigate evolutionary aging theories in tortoises and turtles.
For our latest ZIMS at Work feature, we’re highlighting Copenhagen Zoo — which opened in 1859 —as it marks 45 years with Species360, one of our many long-standing members. During that time, the Zoo has entered data into the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) on 13,034 animals in 856 taxa, entering and exiting the system on 6,571 occasions.
As a global community, we are now managing over 1,060 studbooks using ZIMS for Studbooks. The transition to an integrated, secure, standardized solution helps to improve access to information that is critical to managing populations, their genetics and welfare, now and in the future.
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."
Sarah Greeley, Field Conservation Coordinator, and Brigid Randle, Animal Registrar, Living Desert Zoo, talk with "Connected" host Latif Nasser about the role of population management programs in saving species. (Photo: Netflix, "Connected")
Question from a Wildlife Nutritionist: We have three female red pandas housed together. Recently two of them have lost weight. I have increased the caloric intake for the two and the vets have given them a clean bill of health. When I talked with their keepers it was mentioned that the older panda had recently experienced an increase in aggression towards the other two.