Mahouts are one of the most important people who take care and closely monitor the elephants. Elephants will have a good or bad, healthy or poor condition depending on the mahout. Therefore, we train them to give proper care to their elephants.
During the training course, mahouts will learn to check basic health of elephants, the proper way to control elephants, and an overview of the reproductive system. In addition, they will learn about the proper nutrition for elephants that would enhance better body condition and good health. Moreover, we are aware that the scientific and traditional knowledge should be passed on together and the mahout would improve their skill to work and care with elephants as well as provide knowledge to the tourists. A strong relationship between mahouts and veterinarians are established, and improved cooperation among camps have occurred which they could share information of health and management in the future.