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! Right now, shared enrichment ideas are available to any AZA institution – and more sharing features are in development.

Animal Data Sharing Web Site

Tracks Calendar

RAW Conference

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 to Friday, March 25, 2016

News from Tracks Software

Still Time to Register for UX 2016

Thu, 07 Jan 2016
New This Year: Individual Support Sessions Available
Answering your questions is always a priority and we are offering personal training/support sessions on Tracks in conjunction with the conference. You can schedule one with us on Sunday before the conference starts and also after 3 p.m. or so on Tuesday, when the conference is officially over, and on Wednesday morning. If you bring us coffee we'd even consider early morning Monday or Tuesday. If you're interested, contact us to schedule your block of time.

Get a sneak peek at the conference schedule.

Sugarplums and Tinsel

Tue, 22 Dec 2015

Around the Tracks Software office…

Aruno builds Animal Inventory Reports… and gingerbread houses!

Nerds vs. Geeks duke it out on the track at the office party. 


Just another brilliant idea: A Tracks staff work outing! Nope, this is not David’s home theater…this is the Multiplex Cinema right here in beautiful Salida, Colorado, home of Tracks Software, and it's jammed packed for opening night of The Force Awakens…Yay! 

All right, enough holiday shenanigans…we’re back at work building awesome software for our awesome clients who are passionate about making the world a better place for animals. Peace on earth.

Awesome Response to Shared Enrichment

Wed, 16 Dec 2015

Thanks to all who are participating -  and helping us test – the new shared enrichment features at!

As of this morning, we have about 70 new users at zoos and aquariums around the country since we announced the launch last week, and we're up to 3039 enrichment ideas so far...don’t forget you can rate and add comments to ideas too.  
Tracks Software pint glasses are headed out to the first three non-Tracks users who shared an enrichment idea:
Dembiecd at the Jacksonville Zoo shared Bamboo Beads for otters!
Bwatson at Museum of Science shared Hanging Browse for tortoises!
Lisa.flood at Lion Country Safari shared Lion Hair for porcupines!

A shout out to SHylinski at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery who contributed TWENTY TWO ideas! If anyone else out there has 22 ideas to share, let us know – we can do an automatic upload to the site and save you some typing!