Innovation for today, innovation for excellence

Tracks® Software was developed to help aquariums and zoos fulfill their missions of education, conservation and animal care.
Requests and input from aquarists inspired the effective animal group management and water quality tools available in Tracks® Software.
Tracks® provides medical staff with comprehensive and integrated medical modules, helping aquariums and zoos meet their goals of excellence in animal care.
Tracks® is an innovative and comprehensive animal collection management software designed to the current and future needs of the aquarium and zoo community.
Husbandry features in Tracks® integrate animal care records into a central location. Staff has easy access to an animal's information, which improves efficiency, increases the accuracy of collected data, and provides a comprehensive picture of each member of the animal collection.
Complete laboratory tools in Tracks® Software help lab staff effectively and efficiently do their jobs.
Comprehensive medical and prescription features in Tracks® Software help institutions fulfill their missions of excellence in animal care.
Diet planning and feeding components in Tracks® help aquariums and zoos provide the best in animal nutrition.
Water quality testing tools in Tracks® support routine testing and conform to an institution's needs and work flow.
All animal and enclosure data has a place in Tracks®, including husbandry, medical, diet, lab and water quality records. Comprehensive reporting and search features keep data accessible.
Tracks® Software is a model for how aquariums and zoos can use technology to care for the animals in their collections and meet the growing demands on the industry.

Innovation for today, innovation for excellence

Meeting the complex  data management needs of aquariums and zoos was the driving force behind the Tracks® Software project .  Now, with fifteen years of development in the program, that’s still the reason a growing number of institutions use this powerful application to help them be their best at what matters most  – excellence in animal care.

Tracks® Software is the obvious choice for many aquariums and zoos.  No other application can match the comprehensive features available to aquarium and zoo staff when they need them most:  right now.   

Industry professionals have guided the program’s development, resulting in an application designed for its users and their daily processes – not the other way around.  Tracks® Software helps institutions provide the best in animal care, as well as make the most of staff resources.  Institutions have been collecting inventory data for years.  Tracks®  helps put that information to work by providing tools for quick access and analysis of data – knowledge to use now, as well as for the future.

This powerful tool is now available to zoos and aquariums through the purchase of an affordable annual license.

Tracks® Software helps staff be their best with user-driven features:

  • An inventory wizard for streamlined data entry
  • Powerful search tools for all kinds of data
  • Tools for data comparison and analysis.

Tracks® provides comprehensive inventory management as well as:

  • Enhanced medical features
  • Comprehensive lab tools
  • Enrichment tracking
  • Nutrition features
  • Water quality testing
  • Animal group management features

Tracks® Software's user-directed development results in an innovative software that meets industry needs.  Built-in configuration lets institutions make Tracks® work best for their unique daily processes.  When necessary, Tracks® Software can even be customized to meet a particular institution need.

The program’s flexibility and accessibility at the individual level cultivates multiple uses, by all kinds of users: medical staff, curators, registrars, keepers, researchers, aquarists, lab technicians and more. 

Tracks® Software never strays from its purpose: helping users excel at their jobs, which ultimately results in excellence in animal care.




Tracks® Software is a joint project between the Denver Zoological Foundation, the National Aquarium in Baltimore and Zier Niemann Consulting, based in Salida, Colorado.

News from Tracks Software

New Medical Overview Video

Wed, 16 Jul 2014

 Check out our brand new Medical Features Overview video!  Of course, our users already know that with Tracks, comprehensive, integrated medical features have ALWAYS been a priority. Feel free to pass the video link on to colleagues as necessary.

Complete Enrichment Video Series

Tue, 24 Jun 2014

The last two videos in our enrichment series are available now. Check out Recording Enrichment Data at and Managing Enrichment Processes at  The six enrichment videos should cover just about everything you need to know about using the comprehensive Tracks enrichment features at your aquarium or zoo!

Release Notes for June Tracks Update

Tue, 17 Jun 2014

Read all about it! Release notes for all those program updates that went out last week…Anesthesia enhancements, Entity Diet tweaks, exciting Measurements import and more! These are worth a quick scan – find them here: