European Elephant Management

Comments to the course 2006 (participants)

Nicolas Masters/IZVG, Keighley Business Center/ UK

"The course content was excellent and I do not think it needs changing [...] Everyone involved in the running of it was extremely professional and hard-working. Tierpark Hagenbeck should be proud."

Markus Svedin/Boras Djurpark/Sweden

"Thank you for a great course. [...] it was a unique chance to come together and learn and discuss about the animals that take up a lot of our lives."

Annelies Hillewaere/Bellewaerde Park/ Belgium

"I learned a lot about myself as a keeper and understanding the elephant's life. But also the band with other keepers [...] was great! We had a nice group and still keep in touch. [...] so thanks a lot!"

Elangkovan Saravanan/ Singapore Zoo/ Singapore

"The elephant management school was a great eye opener for me. The course has widened my knowledge on elephant management and also widened my circle of friends around Europe. It was a great opportunity to learn elephant keeping."

Tony Verhulst/Antwerp Zoo/ Belgium

"I would like to congratulate everybody again in Hamburg because it was really fantastic. [...] it's amazing what I've learnt there. We had a fantastic group and we made contacts that will never be broken again."


"Weiter so! Es ist gelungen, ein Maximum an Informationen trotz knapper Zeit optimal theoretisch und praktisch anschaulich zu vermitteln."


"The days were full of great impressions: a wonderful team, a fantastic group and a lot of information about elephant-handling. Thank you very much for this great stay in Hamburg. "


"A very professional team! "


"Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit im Tierpark Hagenbeck. Ich habe viel über den Umgang mit Elefanten gelernt und werde sofort einige Anregungen in meiner täglichen Arbeit im Zoo umsetzen. "

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