FIND ANIMALS in ISIS institutions

Did you know?
If you printed out all the specimen records in the ISIS global database, it would take about 11,000 reams of paper -- and the pile of papers would equal an 18-story building.


Suggested format for citing ISIS and ZIMS:​
ISIS website reference:
International Species Information System (year),
General ZIMS database reference:
International Species Information System (year),
MLA ZIMS database reference: 
Sponsoring Institution of data access. Zoological Information Management System- International Species Information System, Version 1.7 Updated: 27 Jan. 2014. Accessed: 5 Mar. 2014. <>.
APA ZIMS database reference:
Sponsoring Institution of data access. (Version 1.7 Updated: 2014, January 27). Zoological Information Management System. Retrieved from

Suggested Citation Format for Physiological Reference Intervals
provided in the footer of each species record:​

Teare, J.A. (ed.): 2013, "Genus_species_No_selection_by_gender__All_age s_combined_Standard_International_Units__2013_CD.h tml" in ISIS Physiological Reference Intervals for Captive Wildlife: A CD-ROM Resource., International Species Information System, Bloomigton, MN.
Questions on citation formatting and recommdations of publicates publications that cite efforts of the ISIS community or the ZIMS database can be directed to
Delaware Valley College joins LearnZIMS


Delaware Valley College


Zoo keepers ABC

Dyrepasserens ABC

A text book for the zookeepers education.

Kristian Karlby

Contribution Authors:
Bjarne Klausen, Odense ZOO
Steffen Knold, Årslev Dyreklinik
Jesper Rasmussen,  Copenhagen ZOO
Publischer: Erhvervsskolernes Forlag

Survival On The Ark

life-history trends in captive parrots

Animal Conservation 15 (2012) 28–43 © 2011 The Authors. Animal Conservation © 2011 The Zoological Society of London

A. M. Young(1), E. A. Hobson(1), L. Bingaman Lackey(2) & T. F. Wright(1)

(1) Department of Biology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, USA

(2) International Species Information System, Eagan, MN, USA


National Geographic Magazine

The feature article in National Geographic's December 2011 issue used ISIS data to help tell the story of the impending fate of our world's tigers.


Zoo Registrars

An article by Irus Braverman, published in the Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum, Fall 2010, surveys the role of the zoo registrar in North American zoos.

Unraveling the Complexity

of the Zoo Community: Identifying the Variables Related to Conservation Performance in Zoological Parks

Marıa C. Fabregas,1 Federico Guillen-Salazar,1 and Carlos Garces-Narro2

1Ethology and Animal Welfare Section, Veterinary Faculty, Cardenal Herrera University, Moncada (Valencia), Spain

2P.A.S.A.C.T.A., Veterinary Faculty, Cardenal Herrera University, Moncada (Valencia), Spain DOI 10.1002/zoo.20386
Received 12 November 2010; Revised 17 February 2011; Accepted 10 March 2011
Published online in Wiley Online Library...
Comparative life expectancy of zoo animals


The following publications have resulted from an ongoing study on the comparative life expectancy of zoo animals, which is supported by ISIS, IZW – Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin and the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA):

Müller, D.W.H., Gaillard, J.-M., Bingaman Lackey, L., Hatt, J.-M. & Clauss, M. (2010) Comparing life expectancy of three deer species between captive and wild populations. European Journal of Wildlife Research56: 205−208.



An Emerging Role of Zoos

to Conserve Biodiversity

Science Vol 331, Issue 6023, 18 March 2011, doi: 10.1126/Science.1200674
Dalia A. Conde, Nate Flesness, Fernando Colchero, Owen R. Jones, and Alexander Scheuerlein


A measure for describing

and comparing postreproductive life span as a population trait 

"A measure for describing and comparing postreproductive life span as a population trait" by Daniel A Levitis1,2* and Laurie Bingaman Lackey3, published in 2011 British Ecological Society, Methods in Ecology and Evolution
1 Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Laboratory of Evolutionary Biodemography,Konrad-Zuse Strasse 1, 18057 Rostock, Germany; 2 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology and Department of Demography, University of California Berkeley, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720-3160, USA; and 3 ISIS
ZIMS early adopter
Adelaide/Monarto Zoo's use of the ZIMS application was highlighted in a radio interview Dansk CBS radio 26 June 2010.
Software connects zoos globally

Times of India

All the zoos of the world are connected through a global software. Kanpur Zoo recently became a member of ISIS

Software training for

veterinarians begins, The Hindu

ISIS Laurie Bingaman Lackey teaches ARKS and SPARKS software in Indian zoos.