CARING FOR OUR HERD
One of the main pillars of Project Elephant is the care we provide for the elephants living here at Blackpool Zoo. Project Elephant Base Camp is at the heart of the project, it's where we strive to obtain the best standards of husbandry and welfare for our resident herd.
The care we provide for our herd can be broken down into four main areas - welfare, the facility, our staff and breeding.
The fundamental part of elephant care is that it should always be improving. Whether that is housing facilities or adapting to their biological and psychological needs. If we do not strive for progression, then we simply do not care.~ Adam Kenyon, Section Head of Large Mammals
It is our aim to ensure that we are constantly evaluating and evolving our care programme to allow our elephants to be cared for to the highest level.
We hope that what we learn can be shared with other collections to help the progression of captive elephant management programmes both in the UK and further afield.