Let us take you on a muy bien trip. Where? South of the U.S. border where the effort to expand care for zoo animals, especially elephants, is growing. The Zoo’s General Curator and resident elephant expert, Mike McClure, recently travelled to Mexico where he was invited to speak at a conference of Latin American Zoo professionals. Mike currently teaches a class in Principles of Elephant Management for elephant keepers who are part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). It’s his knowledge of these complex creatures and his experience working so closely with them that led to an opportunity to teach what he’s learned about elephant management. His travels also included lots of learning. In this edition of Off Exhibit, find out what he discovered on his trip to Zoo de Leon and how the effort to care for elephants and protect their species is becoming more global than ever.
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