One of the largest zoos in Japan, Yokohama Zoo (Zoorasia) participates in the reintroduction of rare species on the verge of extinction. Zoorasia uses ZIMS for Studbooks to manage its Institutional Studbook for the Okapi (Okapia johnstoni). You may know…
To master best practices in recording and using animal data, more than two dozen individuals participated in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' (AZA) 2023 Professional Development course in Institutional Records Keeping. Attendees traveled to the course from a wide range of institutions and locations, including zoos and aquariums serving communities in North, Central, and Latin America. Species360 Training and Member Support representatives taught modules throughout the course, continuing more than 20 years of partnership supporting the AZA course.
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 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.
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.
Species360 releases ZIMS for Studbooks global search tool -- allowing associations, species survival programs, zoos, and aquariums to identify studbooks and managers supporting collaborative breeding programs.
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.
From the (virtual) WAZA Annual, Species360 CEO Jim Guenter provides an update on Species360, our response to the pandemic, and all that we have achieved in partnership with our members. (Video)
Species360 product owners walk through new ZIMS for Husbandry, Medical, and Studbooks features delivered in 2020, and the roadmap ahead.