For our latest ZIMS at Work feature, we’re highlighting Copenhagen Zoo — which opened in 1859 —as it marks 45 years with Species360, one of our many long-standing members. During that time, the Zoo has entered data into the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) on 13,034 animals in 856 taxa, entering and exiting the system on 6,571 occasions.
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.
Kudos and thanks to member Diergaarde Blijdorp / Rotterdam Zoo (Netherlands) as we celebrate your work and contributions over 45 years as a member of the Species360 and EAZA - the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria communities. Rotterdam Zoo experts record data on 28,950 animals of 1,897 species, including violet turacos hatched this fall.
We are delighted to announce that Frands Carlsen has joined our Species360 Member Support and Training team as a Member Advocate. In this role, Frands will work directly with member institutions, helping them to achieve their animal care and collection management goals with ZIMS for Husbandry, ZIMS for Medical, and ZIMS for Studbooks.
Over 350 aquariums, and zoos with aquatic collections, curate and share vital animal data as part of Species360. In all, the Species360 member community is comprised of more than 1,200 wildlife institutions in 100 countries.
São Paulo Zoo technical biologist and registrar Mara Cristina Marques talks with Species360 about the role of data quality and best practices in animal welfare and conservation programs.