On left: A Truong Son pit viper or Quang Binh pit viper (Trimeresurus truongsonensis), an endangered snake found in Vietnam. Excerpt: "A Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) analysis revealed that 22.5% (n = 109) of all reptiles occurring in Vietnam…
A new study provides compelling evidence that animal care and management practices at zoos and aquariums have significantly improved over time.
Introducing the new Species360 Insights Program – a subscription-based program empowers researchers and veterinarians with access to one of the world’s largest sets of data on species.
EAZA members and other like-minded zoos and aquariums have been curating and sharing data on species for nearly half a century. The result, the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) managed by nonprofit Species360, is one of the world's largest datasets on species.
Learn more about the Species360 Research Partner Program and how it is helping researchers gain critical insights into species through the unique data set in ZIMS.
Meet the inspirational women behind the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance.
New research used ZIMS data to analyze factors that can influence reproductive success in flamingos.
University of Chicago researchers will use data aggregated across global populations of animals to study immunology in species of mammals. In particular, they will look at baseline neutrophil concentrations published in the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to summarize order-level parameter values that approximate the magnitude of constitutive immunity across diverse mammalian taxa.
From Costa Rica to Papua New Guinea, Species360 members have been featured in more than 100 news articles this summer - in national, regional, and local news and via their own newsletters and blogs. The topic: the role of each institution in recording and sharing data used to study aging in species. These articles are the result of a press release reporting Species360 members' part in research conducted by the Conservation Science Alliance and published in Science magazine.
Data from ZIMS/Species360 will allow comparison of blood glucose levels across birds, mammals, and other vertebrates as part of this project. Researcher Danial Lyons expects to discover new insight to how species with notably high glucose levels avoid the critical medical problems caused by hyperglycemia in other species.