Research on the theory of evolutionary aging of turtles Species360 Conservation Science Allianceolha.dovhopola
Have you ever wondered how turtles age? Scientists have found that some of the turtles can reduce the rate of aging in response to improved living conditions in zoos and aquariums compared to the wild. How was it researched?
Despite all the difficulties caused by the full-scale invasion, Kyiv Zoo keeps working as a nature conservation and scientific institution. And we are very happy when our work comes in handy and the data turns into international scientific publications.
We are pleased to inform you about the new Species360 Conservation Science Alliance study that uses data collected and provided by member organizations including Kyiv Zoological Park. In the study scientists investigated theories of evolutionary aging of turtles using data from the Species360 Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS).
The findings that shed new light on the aging differences of these unique species were published in the leading journal Science.
To conduct the study, the researchers relied on important animal data collected and documented including by Kyiv Zoo using ZIMS. These materials helped researchers unravel the secrets of turtle aging.
This work is extremely important because it provided the resources and methods to study the reproduction and development of these species. Working with international databases is an integral part of the work of a modern zoo as each record is a brick in scientific knowledge.
You can read the publication by following the link.