African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Heri at Basel Zoo

♀ Heri


EEP nr7602


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

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

Date of arrival

1988-08-24Basel Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

1979-06-00Hannover Zoo
from Kruger National Park

Record history
History of updates2009-03-15: EEP nr, date of arrival

2014-04-22: arr Hannover

2017-03-09: links
2017-03-09: link to Elefanten-Fotolexikon (Petra Prager) submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Heri is a living Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at Basel Zoo, in Switzerland.

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

In Basel Zoo, Heri lives together with 3 other elephants with records as alive in this database:

  1. Maya born 1995
  2. ,   
  3. Rosy born 1995
  4. ,   
  5. Tusker born 1992
  6. ,   
    See also a more detailed list with the elephants arrival dates etc.


  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, (2021). Heri, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 September 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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