Heri an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Basel Zoo

ID Number:EEP Number: 7602 - 
Species: African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 44 years old
Management:Free contact
Location:Basel Zoo
ArrivalBasel Zoo 1988-08-24 from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1979-06-00
from Kruger National Park
Born:* 1976 wild
in Kruger National Park
Offspring and year of birth:
  1. () 2004-10-04 -- † 2004-10-04 stillborn?
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
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 list

Koehl, D., (2020). Heri, an African Bush elephant (Loxodonta africana) at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=92. (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • African Elephant Europe Regional EEP Studbook Dec. 31, 2012
    by Harald M. Schwammer, Sabine Fruehwirth
    http://www.upali.ch (Georges Frei, Switzerland)
  • Peter Stolk
  • Elefanten in Zoo und Circus EEG: Haufellner, Kurt, Schilfarth, Schweiger

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