African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) at
Basel Zoo in Switzerland

♀ Heri


EEP nr7602


Species:African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 47 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
2022-12-06: pregnant
2023-08-22: Updated as pregnant

Latest document update2023-08-22 15:08:05
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Heri is a living pregnant Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) , located at the Basel Zoo, in Switzerland.

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

Heri lives together with 2 other elephants at the Basel Zoo:
  1. Maya born 1995
  2. Rosy born 1995

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


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


Heri was born wild 1976 at Kruger National Park.

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Due to give birth late 2023/early 2024

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, Dan, (2023). Heri, African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana) located at Basel Zoo in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 29 November 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=92. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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