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 meet 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 annual license. The pricing is available here.

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


Looking for the support site for Tracks users?

Tracks Community Web Site


Tracks Software supports animal data sharing! View the animal holdings that Tracks zoos and aquariums are sharing. Search shared enrichment ideas and share your own great ideas with the community. More sharing features are in development.


Animal Data Sharing Web Site

Tracks Calendar

2016 AZA Conference

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 to Sunday, September 11, 2016

International Aquarium Congress

Monday, September 26, 2016 to Thursday, September 29, 2016

News from Tracks Software


Thu, 19 May 2016

A quick visit to the Tracks Software data sharing web site at reveals that lot of sharing and caring is going on:  


Wow – more than 8000 animals shared from Tracks aquariums and zoos! AZA facilities can quickly find out which facilities are contributing their holdings on the web site’s Inventories page, and we hear that more have plans to join in on the fun.

Also, don’t forget this site is a great resource for finding/contributing animal enrichment ideas!


Release Unleashed

Thu, 05 May 2016

Enigmatic scribbling hanging in the Tracks Software conference room this week...Whatever this is all about, it wasn't ready to go into yesterday's program update. Other little bits of goodness and repairs, did, though, so check out the release notes on the Tracks Community site for the scoop.


School of Tracks

Fri, 29 Apr 2016
A little in-house Tracks training session, this one on automated triggers in the program. We're having regular office-wide sessions about program features - the better we all understand what our clients need Tracks to do, the better we can make it!

The Keebler Elves also attended and brought snacks.
Show up at the Tracks World Headquarters in beautiful (and currently snowy) Salida, Colorado, and we'll host a personal Tracks training session for you, too!