Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Heeman (Heman) at Taronga Western Plains Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Heeman (Heman)  


ASMP nr41


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 50 years old
Born:* 1956 wild
Birth place:
Dead: 2006-12-28
Death reason: disease: toxins produced from an acute gastro-intestinal infection
Present / last location:Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia

Date of Arrival
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2005-11-05Taronga Western Plains Zoo
from Sydney Zoo (Taronga)
Sydney Zoo (Taronga) 1963-02-01
from Ridgeways circus
Ridgeways circus
from Mayfields Kennels and Zoo (H.H. de Souza)

Document updated2010-05-23: asmp nr
2013-05-17: prev location
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† Heeman (Heman) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, in Australia, from disease 2006-12-28. Official death reason described as toxins produced from an acute gastro-intestinal infection. (see detailed list).


Heeman (Heman) was born wild 1956.

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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

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Heeman (Heman), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 27 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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  • Tony Ratcliffe


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