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 annual license.


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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.

Tracks Calendar

AZA Conference 2014 in Orlando, Florida

Friday, September 12, 2014 to Thursday, September 18, 2014

Zoo Registrars Association Conference 2014 in Houston

Monday, September 29, 2014 to Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tracks UX User Conference 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas

Monday, February 23, 2015 to Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Regional Aquatics Workshop Conference 2015 in Monterey, California

Monday, March 2, 2015 to Friday, March 6, 2015

News from Tracks Software

Two More Instructional Videos

Thu, 21 Aug 2014

Two new configuration videos. Once you're logged into your account on the web site, you'll be able to watch Measurements Configuration, which shows you how to create species defaults for measurements. The other one, Customizing Banners, shows you how to tailor the Animal, Enclosure, and Egg Banners so that they best convey key information to your staff.

New Instructional Videos

Thu, 07 Aug 2014

Two new videos for Tracks users!

The Data Filtering video will be very enlightening if you still aren’t using these super quick and easy tools to find records, manage your work list, and analyze stored information.

Get help tweaking labels you print from Tracks with the Customizing Labels video.  If your sample data doesn’t fit perfectly, or you have a new printer for prescription labels, or you’d like to change the information that’s included on an animal card label, this video is for you.  And of course if you have any trouble with labels, just let us know – we’ll be happy to help.

What a Great Idea!

Wed, 30 Jul 2014

Here’s a clever use of the Lab Import Wizard at Aquarium of the Pacific we thought we’d share: Many zoos and aquariums have zones where WiFi isn’t available.  At Aquarium of the Pacific, the water quality lab supervisor adds water quality data on her iPad as she makes her rounds. Once she’s back in her office, she quickly imports the enclosure data into Tracks using its electronic import tools. No need to be “wired” and less time spent at her desk. Awesome! In this case, she’s using the spreadsheet tool “Numbers” but Excel or anything that generates a CSV file is compatible with the electronic import tools in Tracks.

Any ideas how we can make your job easier? Let us know!