In all, ZooParc de Beauval maintains as many as 15,000 historical biological samples. Storing those samples is one challenge. Another is tracking each sample, its origin, and any test results, says Beauval Head Veterinarian Dr. Baptiste Mulot.
The Managed Groups feature is used to track which animals have been or are currently housed together. This information provides better insight to how species are being managed, what is working, and how changes can impact populations – especially when institutions hold more than one group.
We welcome our newest Species360 institutional member, Harteman Wildfowl, a Dutch conservation breeding facility that is instrumental in saving one of the world's most endangered birds, the White-winged duck, and is a leader in education and conservation of bird species.
Species360's ZIMS for Studbooks team introduces an age structure tool to view animals by age and to quickly see the number of males and females by age.