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

Tracks UX 2017

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

News from Tracks Software

See you at AZA!

Mon, 29 Aug 2016

Swing by and chat with Tony while you're at AZA! He'll be in booth #149 with a guessing game for you.

If you want to schedule a work session with him, just shoot us an email at Not a Tracks user? Say hello and see what we're all about!

See the exhibit hall here:

Our Mobile App is on the Job!

Thu, 18 Aug 2016

We are super excited to report that our mobile app, Pocket Tracks, is in boot camp at the fabulous Monterey Bay Aquarium. The aquarium has plans to use Pocket Tracks facility-wide, so that their team can record and reference data tank-side, right on the spot. We are delighted to have feedback from Monterey - as well as from the other aquariums and zoos using Pocket Tracks - on how to make it the best it can be, because we think it has incredible potential for helping staff work efficiently in their quest for excellence in animal care.

Pocket Tracks is already packed with features and it’s available to all Tracks users! Just send us a note and we can help you put it to work at your aquarium or zoo.

See You in San Diego!

Thu, 04 Aug 2016

Tracks Software will be on the scene at the AZA conference in September! Look for us in the Exhibit Hall at Booth 149! We invite all Tracks users to stop by and say hello – and also bring any questions about using the program. The personal work sessions at our Long Beach User Conference last spring were a big hit, and we encourage our users to take advantage of the opportunity at AZA.  Feel free to schedule an official meeting time, if you like! (Send a note to

And of course, we’re looking forward to talking to folks interested in learning more about using Tracks at their aquarium or zoo. See you in San Diego!