The Amboseli Elephants, A Long-Term Perspective On A Long-Lived Mammal, Cythia Moss, Harvey Croze & Phyllis C. Lee, University of Chicago Press, USA (2011)

An Elephant In The Room: The Science and Well-Being of Elephants in Captivity, Debra Forthman, Lisa F. Kane, David Hancocks & Paul F. Waldau (eds.), Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy, USA (2009)

Elephants On The Edge, What Animals Teach Us about Humanity, G.A. Bradshaw, Yale University Press, USA (2009)

Elephants and Ethics, Toward a Morality of Coexistence, Christen Wemmer & Catherine A. Christen, The Johns Hopkins University Press, USA (2008)

Biology, Medicine and Surgery of Elephants, Murray E. Fowler & Susan K. Mikota, Blackwell Publishing, UK (2006)

Gods in Chains, Rhea Ghosh, Foundation Books, India (2005)

The Living Elephants, Evolutionary Ecology, Behaviour and Conservation, Raman Sukumar, Oxford University Press, USA (2003)

Giants On Our Hands, Proceedings Of The International Workshop On The Domesticated Asian Elephant, Bangkok, Thailand, Iljas Baker & Masakazu Kashio (eds.), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Thailand (2002)

Jumbo Ghosts, The Dangerous Life Of Elephants In The Zoo, Michael Schmidt, Xlibris Corp., USA (2001

The Elephant's Foot, Prevention and Care of Foot Conditions in Captive Asian and African Elephants, Blair Csuti, Eva L. Sargent & Ursula S. Bechert, Iowa State University Press, USA (2001)

Veterinary Care of African Elephants, JG du Toit, South African Veterinary Foundation & Novartis, South Africa (2001)

The Astonishing Elephant, Shana Alexander, Random House, USA (2000)

Keepers of the Ark, An Elephants' View of Captivity, R.J. Ryan, Xlibris Corp., USA (1999)

Elephants, William Jordan, Joyce Poole, Daphne Sheldrick & L. Gillson, Care for the Wild, UK (1998)

Coming Of Age With Elephants, A Memoir, Joyce Poole, Hyperion Books, USA (1996)

Managing Elephants, An Introduction to Their Training and Management, Alan Roocroft & Donald Atwell Zoll, Fever Tree Press, USA (1994)

Elephants, Majestic Creatures Of The Wild, Jeheskel Shoshani (ed.), Rodale Books, USA (1992)

Elephants, The Deciding Decade, Ronald Orenstein (ed.), Key Porter Books, Canada (1991)

Asian Elephants, John F. Eisenberg, George M. McKay & John Seidensticker, Friends of the National Zoo, USA (1990)

The Asian Elephant, ecology and management, Raman Sukumar, Cambridge University Press, USA (1989)



Elephants in UK Zoos, Zoos Forum review of issues in elephant husbandry in UK zoos in the light of the Report by Harris et al (2008), Zoos Forum Elephant Working Group, DEFRA, UK (2010) 

The Welfare, Housing And Husbandry Of Elephants In UK Zoos, Final Report, Moira Harris, Chris Sherwin & Stephen Harris, University of Bristol, UK (2008)

Welfare and Management of Elephants in Captivity, Proceeding of a Workshop on Welfare Parameters and their Significance for Captive Elephant and their Mahouts in India, Surendra Varma & Deepika Prasad (eds.), Project Elephant/Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India/Compassion Unlimited Plus Action, Bangalore and Asian Nature Conservation Foundation/World Society for the Protection of Animals, India (2008)

The Sad State of Captive Elephants in Canada, Winnie Kiiru, Zoocheck Canada (2007)

Best Practices by the Coalition for Captive Elephant Well-Being, Lisa Kane, Debra Forthman & David Hancocks, USA (2005)

Healing Touch, Health and Management of Captive Elephants at Kaziranga Elephant Festivals, Bhaskar Chaudhary & Anjan Talukdar, Wildlife Trust of India, India (2005)

A Review of the Welfare of Zoo Elephants in Europe, Ros Clubb & Georgia Mason, RSPCA, UK (2002)


Interesting Papers & Articles

R. Clubb, M. Rowcliffe, P. Lee, K.U. Mar, C. Moss & G.J. Mason. Fecundity and Population Viability in Female Zoo Elephants: Problems and Possible Solutions, Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (2009)

R. Clubb, M. Rowcliffe, P. Lee, K.U. Mar, C. Moss & G.J. Mason, Compromised Survivorship, Fecundity and Population Persistence in Zoo Elephants, Science, Vol. 322, 12 December (2008)

L. Marino, S.O. Lilienfeld, R. Malamud, N. Nobis & R. Broglio. Do Zoos and Aquariums Promote Attitude Change in Visitors? A Critical Evaluation of the American Zoo and Aquarium Study, Society and Animals (2010)

J. Saragusty, R. Hermes, F. Goritz, D.L. Schmitt & T.B. Hildebrandt.
Skewed Birth Sex Ratio and Premature Mortality in Elephants. Animal Reproduction Science (2009) 

D. Suzuki. & Faisal Moola, Can't Rely on Captive Breeding to Save Species, Science Matters Blog, September 26 (2007)

Study Finds Zoo Visitors Spend Little Time Viewing Animals, Kansas State Collegian, April 19 (2006)

A. Balmford, Separating Fact From Artifact in Analyses of Zoo Visitor Preferences, Conservation Biology (2000)

Andrew Balmford, N. Leader-Williams & M.J.B. Green,
Parks or Arks: Where to Conserve Threatened Mammals?, Biodiversity and Conservation (1995)

Kevin L Campbell, et al.,
Substitutions in Woolly Mammoth Hemoglobin Confer Biochemical Properties Adaptive for Cold Tolerance, Nature Genetics, Vol. 42, No. 6 (2010)