Katelyn Mucha is Product Owner, ZIMS for Studbooks, Species360. She is also an Adjunct Population Biologist for the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) Population Management Center. Are you managing a head start program, a release program, or a breeding…
The highest requested feature in a 2021 user survey, the new ZIMS for Studbooks dashboard provides detailed reproductive information that can be used to improve management decisions and conservation of a species.
Now that regional associations are done migrating, we are focused on migrating member institution studbooks. Our goal is to migrate all member institution studbooks to ZIMS by end of 2021.
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.
Regional association and institutional studbook keepers, Taxon Advisory Groups, Species Survival Programs, and others were responsible for record growth, migrations, and achievements in 2020.