† Heather is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 1997-08-06 at King Royal Circus (Gopher Davenport), in United States, . Official death reason described as heat exhaustion.
Heather was born wild 1984, captured 1986 .
The USDA revoked the license of King Royal Circus in December 1997 and levied a $200,000 fine after African elephant Heather was found dead in a crowded trailer parked in Albuquerque, New Mexico. USDA charged King Royal Circus with providing improper vet care and improper diet, using life-threatening transport methods and for neglecting and abusing performing animals.
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