Following the EAZA & AZA guidelines, elephant bulls are to be managed in protected contact (PC). Therefore, Tierpark Hagenbeck decided to modify their bull exhibit, in order to allow the elephant caretakers to work with the bull in all weather conditions and at any time, which is convenient for the animal. In close cooperation with the world-leading elephant consultant, Alan Roocroft, a unique and well researched “PC Wall” was designed, which gives the bull enough space to cooperate, and the caretakers a sheltered and safe environment. This enables the trainers and caretakers to give the highest possible attention to the animal, in order to ensure that the bull remains healthy and well-kept.


Opening: 2012

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