Vogelpark Marlow connects people with the wonder of birds with their spectacular bird shows. Photo: Vogelpark Marlow. Vogelpark Marlow (Marlow Birdpark, Germany) recently celebrated its 20th anniversary as a member of non-profit Species360! As a member of the global Species360…
LODZ Zoo curator of primates and small mammals and ZIMS administrator Uljana Kalazny talks about enrichment programs for callitrichids.
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.
For this ZIMS at Work article, we spoke with two leaders from the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, about species discoveries, aquarium veterinary, enclosure management, water quality tracking, and more.
In this ZIMS at Work story, Species360 talks with Oceanário de Lisboa Conservation and Science Officer Ana Ferreira about the institution's mission - and the role of shared data in conservation and sustainability.
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.
To learn more about managing such a diverse collection across multiple sites, we spoke with RZSS Curator Jo Elliott and Senior Veterinary Surgeon Dr. Adam Naylor. They discussed the role of information shared using non-profit Species360’s Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) and recent changes to expand staff access to husbandry, medical, and studbooks data.
The Cologne Zoo, the third oldest zoo in Germany and home to more than 850 species in total, is a noteworthy leader in research and species protection programs. The Zoo uses the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) for day-to-day record-keeping as well as for its conservation projects out in the field.
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.
Data from the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) has been crucial in enabling researchers to investigate the correlation between brain size and life expectancy in parrots.