The Elephant Managers Association
The Elephant Managers Association (EMA) is an international, nonprofit organization of professional elephant keepers, administrators, veterinarians, researchers and enthusiasts.
The Elephant Managers Association is dedicated to the welfare and survival of the world’s elephants through improving communication, husbandry, research, education and conservation.
A Brief History
The EMA grew from annual elephant workshops held at different zoos in North America which began in 1980. Officially formed in 1988 the EMA has now grown to an organization representing more that 300 individual members and 29 institutional members.
Our organization is comprised of Professional, Associate and Institutional members who manage elephants throughout zoos and private sectors.
The members are led by our Executive and Board of Directors.