Elephant Welfare

Elephant Welfare

50 Points

This badge signifies completion of the course Giant Footsteps: The Future of Asian Elephants. This course discusses the role that the modern Zoo can play in the conservation of the world’s largest land mammal. The course describes key aspects of elephant wellness, husbandry, enrichment and facility design that uses modern technology to enhance species specific behavior, with specific reference to the development of Dublin Zoo’s groundbreaking elephant program. It follows the development of the program from its inception, through its creation and the introduction of three related female Asian elephants in 2006. Using photos and video, the introduction of an adult bull elephant in 2012 is documented, followed by the extraordinary events of the summer of 2014, when there were three natural in-herd births within the space of three months. Once you complete the course,  fill out the form to submit your request for admin to review and issue your badge.