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…
As a member of global nonprofit Species360, Le Parc Alpha will use the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to record data and monitor the welfare of individual animals and groups.
As a member of global nonprofit Species360, DN Colleges students will use the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) to record data and monitor the welfare of individual animals and groups.
Join us as we talk with Samantha Guillaume Slatter Registrar and Curatorial Assistant at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Samantha served as an Aquarist at ZSL for 16 years, and is currently Aplocheilidae EEP coordinator for the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA).
In recent weeks, avian and wildlife conservation centers have joined nonprofit Species360. As part of Species360, these institutions ensure the care and welfare of wildlife and contribute essential data to global species knowledge. Get to know just a few of them, including Willows Birds of Prey, Montana Raptor Conservation Center, Sylvan Heights Bird Park and Avian Breeding Center, and more.
The Cayman Centre's sea turtle records are maintained using the Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS), the world’s largest set of data on species in human care, and stay with the turtle throughout its life. When an individual is released to the wild, it is tagged and the date and location of the release is recorded in ZIMS, along with metrics such as weight and carapace measurements.
Species360 provides the Sanctuary with resources based on information gathered across 1,300 member institutions worldwide, including leading wildlife refuges and conservation centers. That includes ZIMS Global Medical Resources, insight to global populations, and access to peers caring for the same species worldwide.
Species360 is pleased to announce Dr. Sandy Trautwein has been appointed as Species360’s new Director of Conservation and will lead the Species360 Conservation Science Alliance, the Species360 science team, and our strategic planning processes.
In this ZIMS at Work article, we interview Erica Royer, Aviculturist and Red Siskin Consortium Coordinator and Studbook Keeper at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI) in Front Royal, Virginia (United States). Erica shares insights on achieving reproductive success with the endangered Red Siskin, and the impact of using ZIMS for Institutional Studbooks to manage essential information about individual birds, breeding pairs, and hatchlings.
Data from the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) has enabled researchers to develop a framework suggesting which species need to be prioritized for genetic sampling to aid conservation efforts for threatened species.