Heeman (Heman)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Heeman (Heman)  dead elephant


ASMP nr41


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 50 years old
Born:* 1956 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2006-12-28
Death reason: disease: toxins produced from an acute gastro-intestinal infection
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of arrival

2005-11-05Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo

1963-02-01Sydney Zoo
from Ridgeways circus

Ridgeways circus
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Record history
History of updates2010-05-23: asmp nr
2013-05-17: prev location

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Heeman (Heman) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2006-12-28 at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, in Australia, . Official death reason described as toxins produced from an acute gastro-intestinal infection.


Heeman (Heman) was born wild 1956.

Comments / pictures

They (Ridgeways) also had a bull called HEMEN , but they never took delivery of him because they were frightened of bulls
Tony Ratcliffe, 2013.

2006-12-28: Heman was found dead by his keepers. News article about Hemans death in Dubbo Wstern Plains Zoo

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Heeman (Heman), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taronga Dubbo Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1301. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Tony Ratcliffe

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