Disney’s Animal Kingdom Thins Wild Elephant Herd the Kind Way

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Animal Care program is again working in Africa to help control Elephant population in a humane manner. I wrote about this back in 2008 when Dr. Mark Stetter led a team of specialists to provide vasectomies for Wild African Elephants in South Africa who were endanger of over-populating the reserves dedicated to their preservation.

This month Wired Magazine is also running an article on the efforts contributed to by Disney. The article spells out the procedure and includes a fancy video that lays it all out. After the procedure the elephant is ready to rejoin the herd but will be ‘firing blanks’ as they say keeping the herd under control.

It’s nice to see Disney’s Animal Kingdom getting great press like this.