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Zoo Animal Databases & Associations

ZOOLOGICAL DATABASES

                         ZOO ANIMAL & WILDLIFE DATABASES:

AnAge: The Animal Ageing and Longevity Database. A database of ageing and life history in animals, that can be used as a reference for zoos and field biologists and for ecological and conservation studies. AnAge.

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A comprehensive database of taxonomic, conservation status, and distribution information on animals and plants around the globe. IUCN Red List.

Species360 ZIMS. A database/software that aggregates and shares data on animals in zoos and aquariums around the world. ZIMS.

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Animal Programs Database. This database gives anyone access to general information about AZA’s Taxon Advisory Groups (TAGs), Species Survival Plan® (SSP) Programs, and Studbooks and view Program Leaders, Officers and Advisors. AZA Animal Programs Database.

Wildpro. The Wildpro® Electronic Encyclopaedia contains the health and management information of captive and free-living wild animals, and emerging infectious diseases. Wildpro.

Zootierliste. This is a website for all the zoo collections in Europe, as well as some from further afield (Israel, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE). It also has listings for species formerly held in European collections. Zootierliste

                         ANIMAL GROUP DATABASES:

Cetaceans
Ceta-Base
This site covers cetaceans in collections worldwide.

Elephants
Elephant Database

Asian Elephants at the Zoological Gardens of the World

Gorillas
Gorillasland Captive List

Gibbons
The Gibbon Network

Marine Mammals (cetaceans, pinnipeds, sirenians)
Sun Sentinel Marine Mammal Database
This database is formed from information from the National Marine Fisheries Service, which keeps a marine mammal inventory.

Polar Bears
Polar Bears in Zoos

ZOOLOGICAL SOFTWARE 

AnimalCare® Software is described as a simple and flexible way to manage animals in human care using a secure, private, cloud-based recordkeeping system that is modular and highly customizable at an economical price. AnimalCare

PopLink is described as a computer program designed to improve the management and analysis of studbook databases. PopLink

Species360 ZIMS (Zoological Information Management Software) is described as a global, accurate, comprehensive and reliable source of information on animals and their environments for zoos, aquariums and related organizations to serve animal management and conservation goals. ZIMS

ZOO ASSOCIATIONS

GLOBAL
*World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA): WAZA 

EUROPE
*All of Europe: European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA): EAZA 

*Austria: Austrian Zoo Organisation (OZO): OZO 
*Czech and Slovak Republics: Union of Czech and Slovak Zoos (UCSZOO): UCSZOO
*Denmark: Danish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (DAZA): DAZA 
*France: French Association of Zoological Parks (AFDPZ): AFDPZ
*Germany: German Federation of Zoological Gardens (VDZ): VDZ 
*Italy: Union of Italian Zoos and Aquariums (UIZA): UIZA 
*Netherlands: Dutch Zoo Federation (NVD): NVD 
*Russia: Euro-Asian Regional Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EARAZA): EARAZA 
*Spain and Portugal: Association of Iberian Zoos and Aquariums (AIZA): AIZA
*Switzerland: Swiss Association of Scientific Zoos (ZOOSchweiz): ZOOSchweiz
*UK: British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA): BIAZA 

AFRICA
*Pan African Association of Zoological Gardens, Aquaria and Botanical Gardens (PAAZA):PAAZA

MIDDLE EAST
*Arabian Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZAA)
*Israeli Zoo Association (IZA): IZA

ASIA
*Southeast Asia: Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA)
*Southern Asia: South Asian Zoo Association for Regional Cooperation (SAZARC): SAZARC 
*China: Chinese Association of Zoological Gardens (CAZG): CAZG
*India: Central Zoo Authority (CZA): CZA
*Indonesia: Indonesia Zoo and Aquarium Association (IZAA): PKBSI
*Japan: Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA): JAZA 
*Malaysia: Malaysian Association of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (MAZPA): MAZPA
*Thailand: Zoological Park Organization Thailand (ZPOT): ZPOT

THE AMERICAS
*North America: American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA): AZA 
*North America: Zoological Association of America (ZAA): ZAA 
*Central America: Association of Meso American and Caribbean Zoos and Aquaria (AMACZOOA)
*Central and South America: Latin American Zoo and Aquarium Association (ALPZA): ALPZA

*Canada: Canadian Zoo and Aquarium Association (CAZA): CAZA
*Mexico: Mexican Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZCARM): AZCARM 
*Brazil: Brazilian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZAB): AZAB
*Colombia: Colombian Association of Zoos and Aquariums (ACOPAZOA): ACOPAZOA 
*Venezuela: National Foundation of Zoological Parks and Aquaria (FUNZPA)

AUSTRALASIA
*Zoo and Aquarium Association Australasia (ZAA) (formerly ARAZPA): ZAA

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