Woodland Park Zoo estimates it will cost $111,000 to ship its two Asian elephants to their new home at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
How much does it cost to care for an elephant?
Care and feeding of one healthy elephant—approximately $70,000 annually. Care of an aged or unhealthy elephant can easily escalate to $100,000+ annually. Trailer training and transportation for one elephant—approximately $15,000 to $50,000, depending on the distance traveled and amount of time for training.
Are elephants used for transport?
Elephant. In Thailand, elephants are used to trek through the dense forests around the cities. A long time ago elephants were also used to transport goods along the Silk Road. Their size and strength meant lots of goods could be carried at one particular time.
How do you transport elephants?
First, an elephant must be separated from its herd. To do this, Zimparks will fly helicopters overhead and use gunfire to send the animals scattering, Rodrigues says. At that point, rangers on the ground will zero in on a target elephant and use an air rifle to shoot it with a tranquilizer dart.
How much does it cost to feed an elephant at the zoo?
feeding an elephant, approximately $80 US dollars a day. costs may be much higher.