European Elephant Management

After the great success in the last years, Elephant Business and Hagenbecks Tierpark have decided to offer once again a unique comprehensive course on elephant management. The curriculum will cover the majority aspects of elephant management and elephant care, from husbandry and health care, to transport, training, reproduction and conservation.

The First European Elephant Management School is the first one of its kind and the lectures are international experts in their fields.

The First European Elephant Management School is a practical orientated course on different elephant management tactics. Free contact as well as protected contact management techniques and procedures will be trained.

Hagenbecks Tierpark currently houses twelve Asian elephants of all age groups and with a high training standard. Important elephant management procedures will be taught on and with the animals (e.g. foot trimming, transportation). The School is held in a nine-day-session.

The course is meant for professional elephant keepers, elephant curators, zoo veterinarians and zoo directors only.


New Course details will be announced shortly.



Theoretical parts: Lindner Park-Hotel Hagenbeck
Practical parts: Tierpark Hagenbeck


Costs for the 9-Day-Training School: EUR 1900,-


  • Lecture Documentation
  • Icebraker
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Transportation during School hours (Excl. Arrival & Departure)


  • Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Hotel (incl. Breakfast)


The Lindner Park-Hotel Hagenbeck offers a special price for participants of the Elephant Management School

Further Information

The course is generally presented in English, however if a large number of participants request a different language, it is possible to do so.

For further information please contact:

hering[at], prahl[at]

Thank You for your interest!

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