El Paso Zoo http://www.elpasozoo.org Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:30:00 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Elephant Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/702-elephant-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/702-elephant-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 04, 2014 12:00 pm - June 04, 2014 12:20 pm

Asian Elephant Training Program (at demonstration yard)

Every day at noon our elephant keepers and zoo education specialists demonstrate how we train our Asian elephants.  Our elephants Juno and Savannah are very high maintenance animals requiring up to two hours of special attention each day including a morning bath and training exercises.  These activities involve having the elephant hold up one foot at time allowing the keepers an opportunity to check toe tail growth on each foot.  Taking care of an elephant's feet is an important component in any elephant management program.  Because an elephant's feet are used constantly for walking, standing, and supporting its large body weight, healthy feet are essential to a healthy elephant.  Each foot has a callous-like pad on the bottom and nails for each toe.  Using special treats like fruit and vegetables as rewards, keepers check every foot and nail daily helping to guarantee that all four feet will receive a pad trim and nail file on a regular basis.   At the program education specialists review the major reasons why elephants are endangered and provide information on how our guests can get involved in helping elephants

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:30:35 +0000
Elephant Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/703-elephant-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/703-elephant-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 05, 2014 12:00 pm - June 05, 2014 12:20 pm

Asian Elephant Training Program (at demonstration yard)

Every day at noon our elephant keepers and zoo education specialists demonstrate how we train our Asian elephants.  Our elephants Juno and Savannah are very high maintenance animals requiring up to two hours of special attention each day including a morning bath and training exercises.  These activities involve having the elephant hold up one foot at time allowing the keepers an opportunity to check toe tail growth on each foot.  Taking care of an elephant's feet is an important component in any elephant management program.  Because an elephant's feet are used constantly for walking, standing, and supporting its large body weight, healthy feet are essential to a healthy elephant.  Each foot has a callous-like pad on the bottom and nails for each toe.  Using special treats like fruit and vegetables as rewards, keepers check every foot and nail daily helping to guarantee that all four feet will receive a pad trim and nail file on a regular basis.   At the program education specialists review the major reasons why elephants are endangered and provide information on how our guests can get involved in helping elephants

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:30:35 +0000
Elephant Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/704-elephant-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/704-elephant-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 06, 2014 12:00 pm - June 06, 2014 12:20 pm

Asian Elephant Training Program (at demonstration yard)

Every day at noon our elephant keepers and zoo education specialists demonstrate how we train our Asian elephants.  Our elephants Juno and Savannah are very high maintenance animals requiring up to two hours of special attention each day including a morning bath and training exercises.  These activities involve having the elephant hold up one foot at time allowing the keepers an opportunity to check toe tail growth on each foot.  Taking care of an elephant's feet is an important component in any elephant management program.  Because an elephant's feet are used constantly for walking, standing, and supporting its large body weight, healthy feet are essential to a healthy elephant.  Each foot has a callous-like pad on the bottom and nails for each toe.  Using special treats like fruit and vegetables as rewards, keepers check every foot and nail daily helping to guarantee that all four feet will receive a pad trim and nail file on a regular basis.   At the program education specialists review the major reasons why elephants are endangered and provide information on how our guests can get involved in helping elephants

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:30:35 +0000
Elephant Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/705-elephant-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/705-elephant-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 07, 2014 12:00 pm - June 07, 2014 12:20 pm

Asian Elephant Training Program (at demonstration yard)

Every day at noon our elephant keepers and zoo education specialists demonstrate how we train our Asian elephants.  Our elephants Juno and Savannah are very high maintenance animals requiring up to two hours of special attention each day including a morning bath and training exercises.  These activities involve having the elephant hold up one foot at time allowing the keepers an opportunity to check toe tail growth on each foot.  Taking care of an elephant's feet is an important component in any elephant management program.  Because an elephant's feet are used constantly for walking, standing, and supporting its large body weight, healthy feet are essential to a healthy elephant.  Each foot has a callous-like pad on the bottom and nails for each toe.  Using special treats like fruit and vegetables as rewards, keepers check every foot and nail daily helping to guarantee that all four feet will receive a pad trim and nail file on a regular basis.   At the program education specialists review the major reasons why elephants are endangered and provide information on how our guests can get involved in helping elephants

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:30:35 +0000
Elephant Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/706-elephant-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/706-elephant-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 08, 2014 12:00 pm - June 08, 2014 12:20 pm

Asian Elephant Training Program (at demonstration yard)

Every day at noon our elephant keepers and zoo education specialists demonstrate how we train our Asian elephants.  Our elephants Juno and Savannah are very high maintenance animals requiring up to two hours of special attention each day including a morning bath and training exercises.  These activities involve having the elephant hold up one foot at time allowing the keepers an opportunity to check toe tail growth on each foot.  Taking care of an elephant's feet is an important component in any elephant management program.  Because an elephant's feet are used constantly for walking, standing, and supporting its large body weight, healthy feet are essential to a healthy elephant.  Each foot has a callous-like pad on the bottom and nails for each toe.  Using special treats like fruit and vegetables as rewards, keepers check every foot and nail daily helping to guarantee that all four feet will receive a pad trim and nail file on a regular basis.   At the program education specialists review the major reasons why elephants are endangered and provide information on how our guests can get involved in helping elephants

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:30:35 +0000
Galapagos Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/238-galapagos-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/238-galapagos-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 09, 2014 10:45 am - June 09, 2014 11:05 am
Galapagos Tortoise Training Program

The El Paso Zoo is one of the few zoos in the country that offers daily Galapagos tortoise training sessions.  Every day at 10:45am a keeper will enter the exhibit and demonstrate how our male tortoises, Potato Head and Elvis, have been trained to open their mouths and move towards a target.  The target device is typically a long stick with a small ball attached at the end that is used as pointer during the training session.  Like all training sessions having animals trained to make special behaviors on command helps keepers check on each animal's health.   Tasty treats like pieces of fruit and vegetables are given as rewards and the behaviors stimulate the animals thought processes important to their physiological and mental well-being.   We recommend that you wait in the shade of the Reptile House while you wait for the program to begin.]]>
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:11:11 +0000
Elephant Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/707-elephant-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/707-elephant-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 09, 2014 12:00 pm - June 09, 2014 12:20 pm

Asian Elephant Training Program (at demonstration yard)

Every day at noon our elephant keepers and zoo education specialists demonstrate how we train our Asian elephants.  Our elephants Juno and Savannah are very high maintenance animals requiring up to two hours of special attention each day including a morning bath and training exercises.  These activities involve having the elephant hold up one foot at time allowing the keepers an opportunity to check toe tail growth on each foot.  Taking care of an elephant's feet is an important component in any elephant management program.  Because an elephant's feet are used constantly for walking, standing, and supporting its large body weight, healthy feet are essential to a healthy elephant.  Each foot has a callous-like pad on the bottom and nails for each toe.  Using special treats like fruit and vegetables as rewards, keepers check every foot and nail daily helping to guarantee that all four feet will receive a pad trim and nail file on a regular basis.   At the program education specialists review the major reasons why elephants are endangered and provide information on how our guests can get involved in helping elephants

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:30:35 +0000
Galapagos Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/239-galapagos-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/239-galapagos-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 10, 2014 10:45 am - June 10, 2014 11:05 am
Galapagos Tortoise Training Program

The El Paso Zoo is one of the few zoos in the country that offers daily Galapagos tortoise training sessions.  Every day at 10:45am a keeper will enter the exhibit and demonstrate how our male tortoises, Potato Head and Elvis, have been trained to open their mouths and move towards a target.  The target device is typically a long stick with a small ball attached at the end that is used as pointer during the training session.  Like all training sessions having animals trained to make special behaviors on command helps keepers check on each animal's health.   Tasty treats like pieces of fruit and vegetables are given as rewards and the behaviors stimulate the animals thought processes important to their physiological and mental well-being.   We recommend that you wait in the shade of the Reptile House while you wait for the program to begin.]]>
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:11:11 +0000
Elephant Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/708-elephant-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/708-elephant-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 10, 2014 12:00 pm - June 10, 2014 12:20 pm

Asian Elephant Training Program (at demonstration yard)

Every day at noon our elephant keepers and zoo education specialists demonstrate how we train our Asian elephants.  Our elephants Juno and Savannah are very high maintenance animals requiring up to two hours of special attention each day including a morning bath and training exercises.  These activities involve having the elephant hold up one foot at time allowing the keepers an opportunity to check toe tail growth on each foot.  Taking care of an elephant's feet is an important component in any elephant management program.  Because an elephant's feet are used constantly for walking, standing, and supporting its large body weight, healthy feet are essential to a healthy elephant.  Each foot has a callous-like pad on the bottom and nails for each toe.  Using special treats like fruit and vegetables as rewards, keepers check every foot and nail daily helping to guarantee that all four feet will receive a pad trim and nail file on a regular basis.   At the program education specialists review the major reasons why elephants are endangered and provide information on how our guests can get involved in helping elephants

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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:30:35 +0000
Galapagos Training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/240-galapagos-training http://www.elpasozoo.org/event/240-galapagos-training El Paso Zoo - 4001 East Paisano Drive, El Paso, TX 79905, USA
Date: June 11, 2014 10:45 am - June 11, 2014 11:05 am
Galapagos Tortoise Training Program

The El Paso Zoo is one of the few zoos in the country that offers daily Galapagos tortoise training sessions.  Every day at 10:45am a keeper will enter the exhibit and demonstrate how our male tortoises, Potato Head and Elvis, have been trained to open their mouths and move towards a target.  The target device is typically a long stick with a small ball attached at the end that is used as pointer during the training session.  Like all training sessions having animals trained to make special behaviors on command helps keepers check on each animal's health.   Tasty treats like pieces of fruit and vegetables are given as rewards and the behaviors stimulate the animals thought processes important to their physiological and mental well-being.   We recommend that you wait in the shade of the Reptile House while you wait for the program to begin.]]>
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:11:11 +0000