International Species Information System (ISIS) database
The International Species Information System (ISIS) is a
computer-based information system for wild animal species held in
captivity. The ISIS central database contains information on over
1.65 million zoological animals of nearly 15,000+ taxa, approximately
10,000 species held in 586 institutions in ... 72 countries on 6
continents. ISIS^? Animal Records Keeping System (ARKS) is used for
institutional animal records by it^?s members. ISIS offers services
of immediate use to zoological institutions, and is building an
accessible archive of the data needed for the longer term.
Basic biological information such as age, sex, parentage, place of
birth, and circumstance of death is collected by ISIS and used for
many different kinds of reports and analyses of the status of captive
populations. ISIS also serves as a center for cooperative development
of zoological software for in-facility use. Software development
costs are therefore spread across a large number of institutions ^?
making professional software and professional-level support available
to all participants at a reasonable cost.
Data URL: http://www.isis.org/CMSHOME/