Heri an African savanna elephant at Basel Zoo

♀ Heri
Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 45 years old
Id numberEEP Number: 7602
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1976 wild
Birth place: in Kruger National Park
Total: 1 babies

1. Born 2004-10-04
(dead † 2004-10-04)
Present / last location:Basel Zoo, in Switzerland

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1988-08-24Basel Zoo
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1979-06-00
from Kruger National Park

Document updated2009-03-15: EEP nr, date of arrival

2014-04-22: arr Hannover

2017-03-09: links
2017-03-09: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted
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Heri is a Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), living in Basel Zoo, in Switzerland.

Heri arrived in Basel Zoo 1988-08-24, relocated from Hannover Zoo, in Germany.

In Basel Zoo, Heri lives together with 2 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Maya born 1995
  2. ,
  3. Rosy born 1995
  4. , (see detailed list).


  1. () 2004-10-04 -- † 2004-10-04 stillborn?


Heri was born wild 1976 at Kruger National Park.

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Records about Heri from EEPEuropean Studbook for African elephants state following records for the african elephant Heri:

7701 F ~ 1978 WILD WILD WILD ???? NONE Capture Heri
HANNOVER 5 Aug 1979 VII55 Transfer
BASEL 24 Aug 1988 880011 Transfer

Source: EEP studbook for African elephants

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Heri, an African savanna at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=92. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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This document was updated: 2020-10-18 06:25:24

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