Catherine de Courcy’s latest book is a beautiful family book about Dublin Zoo’s elephants. It takes the young reader into the world of the elephants at The Kaziranga Forest Trail in Dublin Zoo. We learn about how the elephants live and how they communicate. We also learn how to identify each elephant and we find out a little about their personalities.
‘Elephants’ describes some of the keepers’ work behind the scenes. The management of elephants in Dublin Zoo is so highly regarded internationally that zoo professionals come from all over the world to study The Kaziranga Forest Trail and exchange ideas with the Dublin Zoo elephant team.
There is a reference section at the end of the book for older readers, which contains further information about the biology of the Asian elephant. It also describes the threats to the wild Asian elephant and conservation programmes to which Dublin Zoo contributes.
Dublin Zoo’s is fully illustrated by Irish artist, Cathy Callan, and is published by Associated Editions for Dublin Zoo.
It is available from the Dublin Zoo shop or online at dublinzoo.ie. It retails at €7.95.