This code is then installed onto the web-based ZIMS
(Zoological Information Management System) which is updated regularly with the animal's health, care and wellbeing records.
Employees are taking advantage of the technology by using it to access ZIMS
(Zoo Information Management System), a web-based system which enables them to note details of animals (origin, weight etc) by smartphone, rather than have to record information by hand.
Richard added: "Knowing up-to-date weights will also prove useful when we transfer animals to another collection so we can record an accurate weight on their ZIMS
record, instead of an estimate.