ALERT! : Hambantota, Sri Lanka: 400-500 wild elephants are living on land threatened by industrialization, and massmigration. Please support the establishment of The Hambantota Proposed Wild Elephants Management Reserve in order to save this forest not only for elephants, but also for Palmyra trees more than 100 years old and Halmilla trees as well as other species and entire ecosystem. > read more
Information provided 2001-08-01 by elephant head keeper Broke Noonan: "Hands on training programme, daily footcare, washdowns, and handling routines. Walked throughout zoo grounds daily, large outdoor enclosure with pool and mud wallow. Large indoor facility. Daily workouts include log work, keeper riding, public demonstrations.