Jeheskel "Hezy" Shoshani
Summary: former professor at Wayne State University and noted elephant authority who became interested in elephants after reading Burma Boy
by Willis Lindquist and devoted years to researching the animals'
evolutionary behavior along with their anatomy and physiology, who had
contributed a skeleton of a famous circus elephant to the school and
one of a mastodon to Oakland Community College, where he established
the Elephant Research Foundation in 1977 during nearly 25 years of
teaching biology at Wayne State, who published about 200 scientific
articles and books on elephants and edited the publication Elephant.
Cause of Death: Killed in a bus explosion
Born: January 23, 1943
Died: May 20, 2008
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia