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.


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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

Tracks UX 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 to Tuesday, February 28, 2017

News from Tracks Software

Enrichment Charts and More!

Thu, 28 Jul 2016



Enrichment enhancements are in the latest Tracks update, including new graphing tools! Looking at an enrichment graph for “Phin” and “Gil” (therapy fish at the Tracks Software World Headquarters) we can see at a glance that they are highly motivated by food.  Enrichment also now has data filtering to help you quickly find the information you need. Also, check out the upgrades for automated messages and also the new Permits module. The program update is available to all - Release Notes are up on the Tracks Community web site.






A Better Daily Report

Wed, 20 Jul 2016

Don’t miss the upgraded Daily Report that went out recently. Users had been suggesting all sorts of ways the report could better meet their needs, and we are delighted to have incorporated some brilliant ideas.

More ways to filter data? Check! Now filter by Date Type and Taxon.

More ways to group your results? Check! Now group records by date, record types, entity, current enclosure, role, and taxon.

Navigation links to original records? Check!

Include more types of data? Check and double check! Animal data now includes: Change Log records from Animal General, Contraception, Egg Data, Enrichment, Events, Feeding, Identifiers, Animal Journal, Measurements, Entity Media, Observations, Parents, Physiological Data, Prescription Compliance, Rearing, Animal Registrar Requests, Removal Requests, Sex, Completed Tasks, Training. Enclosure data now includes: Change Log records from Enclosure General, Enclosure Journal, Enclosure Maintenance, Entity Media, Prescription Compliance, Enclosure Registrar Requests, Completed Tasks. Also includes Accession Requests from the Daily Wizard, Role Journal Records, and completed personal tasks.

With all the new options, it is pretty easy to accidentally exclude records that are important to you. Check out the Daily Report topic in Help on the Tracks Community site, and you’ll be managing your report data like a pro.

Measurement Trends

Thu, 14 Jul 2016

Anybody else happy this isn’t on their desk? Apparently this ciphering pertains to an under-construction measurement trends addition to Tracks.  In the meantime, you can check out the delta change features for measurements that were in yesterday's program release; percent change and percent daily change.  We’re looking forward to adding trends, too. Stay tuned!