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. 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.

News from Tracks Software

Tracks Release Headed Your Way!

Fri, 15 May 2015

The only thing more exciting than Scott bringing treats to share at the Tracks World Headquarters is getting a feature-packed program release out to our zoos and aquariums! The latest one is getting rolled out over the weekend. Read the full Release Notes here.

The Daily Wizard received some cosmetic updates - it still does everything it used to and - bonus - admins can now configure templates for animal accession and removal entries.

The "Journal" modules - Vet, Animal, Enclosure and Role were also updated. Entity Diet is really getting close to its awesome potential - check it out. Internal messaging also received attention.

Last but not least - a new module! We have had so many requests for a place for animal observations and the Observations module is now ready to go! It supports all kinds of custom observations - manage them in the behavior configuration. Observations are NOT in the Daily Wizard yet, but having them there and in Pocket Tracks is coming soon.

Let us know what you like or hate about the new release, and what else you need!

Enclosure labels in Tracks

Thu, 16 Apr 2015

Today's post is inspired by a recent behind-the-scenes visit to the gorgeous Museum of Living Art building at the Fort Worth Zoo. So many fabulous creatures in so many tanks...and so many tank labels! Did you know Tracks can generate "tank sheets" for labeling enclosures? When you have an enclosure open in Tracks, you'll find Enclosure Sheet/Label as an option available from Report in the main menu. Tank sheets can include all kinds of useful information...who is supposed to be in the tank, venomous flags, feeding instructions, water quality acceptable ranges, and more. These handy little reports can be customized for a specific size or to include certain enclosure data, too. So if none of the configurations in the list of available tank sheets quite meets your hopes and dreams, just let us know! We'll make one that works just right for you!


Records on Paper?

Thu, 02 Apr 2015

Talking to folks at the RAW conference reminded us how much aquarists rely on paper to record water quality data. Obviously paper records present a challenge when you want to reference information again. Tracks supports water quality tracking, and it's our goal to see it even more useful, streamlined, meaningful and accessible. So we're working on that.

But all of this has inspired a question: What other kinds of institutional data are folks recording on paper? Is there a way electronic data storage would make things better?

We'd love to hear from you! Send your data collection challenges to us at!

Or if you really can't put down that pencil, write us a letter!