Up Close With Elephants

Meet the elephants of the Pittsburgh Zoo.

Up Close With Elephants

Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Pittsburgh Zoo Elephant Trainers
Willie Theison, elephant manager and head keeper of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, talks with a camera crew about training the zoo's African elephants. Theison advocates humane training techniques, such as identifying each animal's personality and continually working to build a relationship between trainer and elephant. (Kate Santichen/ABC News)
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