Elephant Focus Group

Focus Group Description

The EFG is an extremely proactive group.  It organises twice yearly schools for elephant keepers to increase standards of training for keepers and to keep everyone up to date with the latest developments in the wealth of research currently being undertaken in this field.  These schools also include workshops and demonstations to keep practical skills alive.  The FG works closely with the Elephant Welfare Group and is integral in keeping staff connected with events, advising the committee on projects from a practical perspective and helping to steer the future of elephant keeping in the UK.

Keep an eye on the BIAZA Events Page for dates of upcoming EFG elephant schools. 

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