Scientific research into captive Asian elephant management is critical for the population’s welfare and species perpetuity. At ACES we believe in an evidence-based approach to elephant management, and we support the continued advancement in scientific research. We strongly recommend you receive your Asian elephant information from independent research institutions, rather than online media, clickbait, ‘foundations’ or social media groups.
Fortunately, more and more academic research is being performed by qualified scientists around the world in the field of captive elephant care. Below are just a few research papers ACES has referred to in our elephant camp standards. Please read these if you are interested in learning about how academic research can help create excellent levels of captive elephant management.