Heeman (Heman) an Asian elephant at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Male ♂ Asian  Heeman (Heman) at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

☨ Heeman (Heman)
ID nr:   ASMP Number: 41 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male ♂ 50 years old
Dead date: 2006-12-28
Death reason: disease: toxins produced from an acute gastro-intestinal infection
Location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo
ArrivalTaronga Western Plains Zoo 2005-11-05
from Sydney Zoo
Sydney Zoo 1963-02-01
from Ridgeways circus
Ridgeways circus
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
Born:* 1956 wild
Document updated2010-05-23: asmp nr
2013-05-17: prev location
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, D., (2020). Heeman (Heman), an Asian at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 October 2020 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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