Welcome to the AKONGO website, the consulting and training firm dedicated to animal professionals.

The AKONGO team supports the zoological parks which are committed to continually improve their facilities, animal housing and breeding conditions, to fulfil the missions of public education, conservation in-situ and ex-situ, by providing advice and expertise in animal welfare and animal management.

To complete these goals, these missions go along with training courses to those responsible for animals' care and protection, as part as ongoing staff training.

You will find courses in a wide range of topics such as Animal welfare, Zoo design Science or Career management for zoo worker.

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Our services

Akongo provides you a wide range of services

The EBEA Approach

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Explore our EBEA approach - Animal Welfare Commitment. This initiative emphasizes training and continuous commitment of animal care teams to ensure effective monitoring of animal welfare. Through our dedicated mobile application, animal welfare assessments are carried out regularly and methodically, allowing for constant improvement. The EBEA approach represents a concerted effort of all animal care team members to meet the specific needs of each species. Discover how this initiative contributes to better monitoring and care of animals.

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Our team

Sharing experiences, ideas, inspiration with scientists, zoo teams, field researchers, visitors... to bring you more and more appropriate and innovative solutions for the benefit of the animals concerned and arouse interest for the protection of the extraordinary flora and fauna that surround us all over the world.


Amélie Romain, PhD

Director of AKONGO consulting, animal welfare scientist


LĂ©a Briard, PhD

Research engineer, Animal behaviour specialist


Joseph Caspar Cohen, MSc

Research engineer, Animal behaviour specialist

Louise Loyant

Louise Loyant, PhD, DVM

Research engineer, Animal behaviour specialist, Veterinarian

Popular courses

Design, science, animal behaviour, find the course that suits you