Unit # 1
Understanding Elephants and their behaviours
The first module of the elephant course is all about the key categories of elephant behaviour & how these key behaviours are recognised. Learn also about the differences between female & male & the social structure of elephant herds.
Unit # 2
Origins of elephants & differences between species
This unit explores the origins & evolution of elephants & differences between the species still in existence in Asia & Africa.
Unit # 3
Habitats, Foraging & Feeding Patterns
Explore the range of elephant distribution & habitats worldwide. The module includes information about the role of feeding/foraging behaviours & patterns & their impact on vegetation. Human-elephant conflicts are studied in this module.
Unit # 4
Elephants in Captivity 1 - Enrichment & Nutrition
This module considers the ethics of keeping elephants in captivity & if they are captive, how to ensure high standards of environmental enrichment to meet some of their behavioural & psychological needs. As environmental enrichment involves the nutrition of captive elephants, the subject of nutrition for elephants is studied in this module.
Unit # 5
Elephants in Captivity 2 – Health, Transport & Records
Learn about elephant first aid as well as how to recognise signs of ill health, ailments & diseases. Study the importance of record keeping, dentification & how to transport elephants.
Unit # 6
Ecological and Conservation Principles
This module explores the human-wildlife conflict, attitudes to elephants around the world & relevant ecotourism, community engagement & conservation strategies. Module 6 also investigates the role of organisations working in the rescue, care & rehabilitation of elephants.
When you study a wildlife, zoology or conservation course with Animal Courses Direct, you will be eligible to apply for ZSL Fellowship. Fellows get unlimited access for them and a family guest to ZSL London and Whipsnade Zoos plus borrowing rights in the extensive ZSL library of rare zoological texts. Enrol on your course and apply directly to ZSL for Fellowship.
Elephant Studies Course
The Level 3 Elephant Course explores elephant behaviour, care and welfare in both natural habitats and ex-situ environments. The course has been designed to provide an understanding of elephant behaviour and management issues to improve their care and welfare and is suitable for working and volunteering with elephants
Elephant Care, Behaviour & Welfare
The Elephant is the largest mammalian herbivore found on Earth. Elephant habitats are disappearing fast, and unfortunately, many are killed by poaching. The illegal trade also poses a real danger to many elephants in the wild.
The comprehensive course examines the care, behaviour and welfare of elephants as well as the role of conservation initiatives within wild and captive environments.
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