Further development and enhancement of a comprehensive monitoring system for animal management at zoological and aquarium institutions

October 1st, 2014 - September 30th, 2016 | PROJECT

Lincoln Park Zoo will upgrade and make freely available ZooMonitor, a scientific data collection tool, which currently exists in a pilot version, for monitoring the behavior of animals in zoos and aquariums, . ZooMonitor will contain modules for tracking animal behavior and body condition and for conducting data analysis. The zoo will also integrate a platform for securely storing an institution's data. With these modifications, ZooMonitor will be rigorously tested by industry partners, translated for both Apple and Android devices, and made available for free public download. ZooMonitor will enable any zoo or aquarium, regardless of collection size, budget, or number of staff, to develop a routine monitoring program—improving the lives of hundreds of thousands of animals across the country and around the world.

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Team Members

Megan Ross, Principal Investigator, Lincoln Park Zoological Society


Funding Source: IMLS
Funding Program: National Leadership Grants for Museums
Award Number: MG-30-14-0045-14
Funding Amount: $77,773


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists
Discipline: Life science | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Aquarium and Zoo Exhibits | Aquarium and Zoo Programs | Exhibitions | Media and Technology | Public Programs