Teaching mahouts (elephant keepers) to trim feet in Nepal

AnimalsBirdsPublished: April 6, 2018Updated: April 10, 20182,953,415 views
Published: April 6, 2018Updated: April 10, 2018

Elephants living in captivity do not get enough natural, self directed exercise. As result they need to have their nails and foot pads trimmed on a regular basis. Unfortunately mahouts in Asia seldom trim, resulting in overgrown and cracked nails and pads. This condition can lead to foot rot, infections and osteomyilitis, a captivity induced terminal disease. Elephant Aid International trains mahouts in proper foot care to improve the welfare of captive-held elephants.

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