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Elephant foot care

Taronga has a dedicated group of keepers across both Taronga Zoo and Taronga Western Plains Zoo who are committed to caring for our elephants.

Our elephant programs incorporate routine bathing, foot care and health checks as well as specific training as required. The elephant programs also incorporate enrichment on a regular basis.

Taronga Western Plains Zoo has a special aged care program for its two older elephants to ensure they maintain good health and a high quality of life as they continue to grow older.     

Our elephant program consists of the following: