Friday, April 5, 2013

First European Elephant Management School in Hamburg

First European Elephant Management School in Hamburg
11th-19th November 2013

For the past eleven years (founded Nov. 2003) Elephant Business (Escondido, USA) and Hagenbecks Tierpark (Hamburg, Germany) offer annually a unique comprehensive course on elephant management.

The curriculum covers the majority aspects of elephant management and elephant care, from husbandry and health care, to transport, training, reproduction and conservation. Due to the large interest we have decided to offer this course again in November 2013. This is the eleventh year of the school and each year it has been highly successful, attracting many elephant professionals from all walks of life.

The First European Elephant Management School is the first one of its kind and the lectures are international experts in their field.
The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics.

Protected contact as well as free contact management techniques and procedures will be trained. Hagenbecks Tierpark currently houses ten Asian elephants of all age groups and with a high training standard.
Important elephant management procedures will be taught on and with the animal (e.g. foot trimming, health care, transport, management techniques).
The School is held in a nine days session. The course is recommended for all people responsible for elephants in a zoo environment. i.e.:
keepers, zoo curator, veterinarians, and other professionals with an interest in elephant care, conservation and management. However, a basic knowledge on elephant management is required.

Please note, that the number of participants is limited to 15 students!
We have already received a couple of registrations for this year, so don't leave it too late. Detailed information on the school, its topics and its lecturers are available
under: Please take a look at our web site and judge for yourself if it would be appropriate for your institution to attend.

The course is a non profit course, however, the fee is based to cover all flights and accommodation costs of the participating lecturers which will come to Hamburg from all over the world (United States, England, Germany, India, Sri Lanka and South Africa).

Date: 11th - 19th of November 2013
Location: Tierpark Hagenbeck Hamburg, Germany (practical
courses) and Lindners Parkhotel Hagenbeck Hamburg, Germany (theoretical
Language: English (on special request we are also able to offer the course in other languages)

Please forward this letter to the elephant keepers, elephant curators, veterinarians and zoological directors of your institution.

For further inquiries please do not hesitate to contact my assistant,
Dr. Adriane Prahl ( or me directly. Thank you for
your interest. We look forward to receive your registration and to
welcome you in Hamburg this oncoming November.
Yours sincerely,

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