Professional advisors

‚ÄčBelow is a brief introduction to some pivotal ACES advisors & ambassadors. 

Dr Bic

Dr Chatchote Thitaram is one of the most well-respected names in Asian elephant research. His specialisations include Asian elephant reproduction, breeding, genetics, medicine and management. 

Dr Nin

Dr Chaleamchat Somgird has published extensively on many topics including elephant hormone regulation and production, physiology, EEHV and captive elephant management.

Dr Yaew

Dr Boonprasert has spent many years working and researching captive Asian elephants. He has run veterinary and mobile clinics for Asian elephants and has published many academic papers regarding elephant management. 

Dr Im

Dr Bansiddah is a highly experienced veterinarian and researcher, with focusses on the physiological functions of captive Asian elephants. 

Kim Klein

Kim is an elephant care specialist at Houston Zoo, focussing on captive elephant enrichment and behaviour. Kim is an active member of the Elephant Manager’s Association and serves on the Conservation Committee.

Mr Kulpong Bunnag ‘Byrd’

The legendary Byrd is an icon of the Thai music scene. Byrd has achieved spectacular success both on and off stage. A highly accomplished businessman, former positions include Managing Director of MTV Thailand & Vice President of Star TV. 

Mr Saravanan Elangkovan 

Saravanan Elangkovan oversees the collection of elephants at Wildlife Reserves Singapore. He champions high standards of elephant care and management under human care.

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