Elephant Management Practices
Managing elephants with a trust-based system in a way that helps to protect animal care staff from injury is the trend among accredited zoological organizations. This program offers the experience and expertise of San Diego Zoo Global animal behavior experts who have used this method for more than a decade to work with elephants during a variety of situations including new arrivals, reproduction, birth, and medical procedures. You will learn the basics of operant conditioning and how this is applied to elephant management with positive reinforcement techniques. Facility needs, management, and animal training are also addressed.