The BIAZA Records Group works closely with ISIS (International Species Information System), DEFRA, BIAZA and EAZA to advise and stay up to date with the most recent developments and ideas in zoo records and to communicate these to BIAZA members. Good animal records are a vital part of animal management, allowing for evidence-based decision making and the advancement of data sharing throughout zoos. This provides a wider pool of information upon which to base husbandry, health, breeding, conservation and collection planning decisions. The most recent developments are with the global Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS), an online animal records database, which has far reaching possibilities and the potential to be highly influential in zoo management and conservation. It is a huge but exciting development for both zoos internationally and for ISIS, who are developing the application on our behalf.