European Elephant Management

Comments to the course 2005 (participants)

Eveline De Wolf/NL

"As a very inexperienced person it has been a wonderful, very enriching experience. Thank you"

Marcel Wagner/Zoo Halle/Germany

"Trotz der Sprachdistanz konnte ich sehr viel mitnehmen und ich hoffe, dass ich oder wir ein paar Ideen in unserer neu gebauten Anlage umsetzen können."

David Bilger/Zoo Amneville/France

"Nice experience, very interesting, lot of different experience from all over the world."

Kenneth Mackey elephant keeper Ireland

"Very interesting school I learnt so much about Elephant's. Thank you Hamburg Zoo and your professional Elephant staff."

Adam Trochim/Zoo Warszawa/Polen

"The course was full of knowledge about elephants, all topics were very interesting and a lot of them new."

Pitr Piekarczyk/Zoo Warszawa/Polen

"To meet all these people from almost the entire world all interested in the main subject, Elephants was a unique opportunity for me to collect information’s which may be useful in my future work and most important for elephants to have better live in our institution."

Bettina Aeschbach/Zoo Zürich/Schweiz

"Ganz herzlichen Dank für den tollen Kurs. Es hat Spass gemacht."

Susanne Bäumler/Twycross Zoo/UK

"Thank you very much for all your effort. It was a fantastic experience and I will move our program forwards with all the information’s I got from this course. Well done to all the Hagenbeck team."

Bob Kam/Calgary Zoo/Canada

"I am a elephant keeper since almost 30 years. During learned more about these animals than in the past."


"This Elephant Management School in Hamburg was very professional. I would recommend this school to all elephant keepers and their management."


"I didn’t expect that it was going to be this good! Have learned a lot and got so many ideas to improve our work on the elephants. I can not wait to get back and get started"


"I have been to some other workshops. However this is a real school and I can not imagine a more comprehensive course on elephants."

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