This book is the second of an 8 volume series on zoo animal welfare. The first chapter of the book is devoted to the welfare of giraffes, while the second one deals with the welfare of Asian and African elephants. Each chapter describes the main welfare problems of the species and relates them to their behaviour and biology. In addition, the main welfare indicators that can be used to assess welfare in practice are discussed.
The Zoo Animal Welfare Education Centre (ZAWEC) is a joint project of the School of Veterinary Science of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Fundació Barcelona Zoo. The objective of the Centre is to contribute to the welfare of zoo animals through education and research. Further Information can be found at www.zawec.org