Hannibal in the Alps

How Hannibal’s Elephants Crossed the Alps

Hannibal was determined to get his whole army – men and animals – across the treacherous path through the Alps.  But how did he handle 37 elephants? Expert Dr. Tori Herridge speaks with Santiago Borragan Santos, Chief Veterinarian at Cabárceno Park in Spain, to learn how the park controls Europe’s largest herd of captive African elephants.