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Large Mammals Course

Management, maintenance and conservation

Course aimed at professionals and university students of biology, veterinary, environmental studies, etc... and all those interested in learning from the best professionals about the management of large mammals in controlled conditions (elephants, rhinos, hippos ...) We will discuss their needs, reproduction, transport, medical training, veterinary medicine, conservation programs, etc.  


January 22 and 23, 2023.


Saturday from 9 am to 7:30 pm. (Approximate hours) Sunday from 9 am to 5:30 pm. (Approximate timetable).


Recommended for university students (Biology, Veterinary, Environmental studies, Psychology,...) and general public.


Course: 110 €.

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Any cancellation of the reservation and, consequently, the refund of the payment, must be made at least one week in advance or, if applicable, duly justified. Reservations must be made in advance.

Course program and speakers

Saturday January 21, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. Reception of the participants. Accreditations. Inauguration of the course.
  • 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. Introduction, biology, facility design and breeding programs. Agustin Lopez Goya. Technical director.
  • 11.30 – 12.00 p.m. Break.
  • 12.00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.. Management and Maintenance of Elephants in zoos. Santiago Borragan. Head of Veterinary Services. Cabárceno Nature Park (Cantabria).
  • 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Lunch break.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Environmental enrichment for large mammals and elephant medical training. Javier Lopez de la Flor. Area manager. Zoo Aquarium Madrid.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Practical session: making enrichment for elephants, rhinos and giraffes.
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Management and Reproduction of White Rhinoceros and Giraffes. Maria Delclaux Real de Asúa. Conservative of Terrestrial Mammals. Zoo Aquarium Madrid.
  • 6:30 p.m. end of day.

Sunday January 22, 2023

  • 9:00 a.m. Reception of the participants.
  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Practical Enrichment Session + Guided visits to indoor facilities (White Rhino, Indian Rhino, Elephants and Giraffes) + Elephant medical training.
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Transportation of Large Mammals. Marcos Peromingo. Technical office. Zoo Aquarium Madrid.
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Lunch break.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Veterinary Medicine in Large Mammals. Juncal Garcia. Veterinary Department. Zoo Aquarium Madrid.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Conservation of Large Mammals. Save the Rhino International. Noelia Benito Martin. Head of Department of Education. Madrid Zoo Aquarium.
  • 5:30 p.m. Delivery of Diplomas.
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