Heeman (Heman) at Western Plains Zoo

Male Asian elephant Heeman (Heman) at Western Plains Zoo

† Heeman (Heman)
ID Number:   ASMP Number: 41 - 
Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male 50 years
Dead date: 2006-12-28
Death reason: disease: toxins produced from an acute gastro-intestinal infection
Location:Western Plains Zoo
ArrivedWestern Plains Zoo 2005-11-05
from Taronga Zoo
Taronga Zoo 1963-02-01
from Ridgeways circus
Ridgeways circus
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)
Born:1956 wild
Document updated2010-05-23: asmp nr
2013-05-17: prev location
They (Ridgeways) also had a bull called HEMEN , but they never took delivery of him because they were frightened of bulls
Tony Ratcliffe, 2013.

2006-12-28: Heman was found dead by his keepers. News article about Hemans death in Dubbo Wstern Plains Zoo


Sources, among others

  • Tony Ratcliffe
  • Australasian Region Asian Elephant Studbook (2004) compiled by David Pepper-Edwards, Australia

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