Jeheskel Shoshani

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Jeheskel Shoshani
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Born1943
DiedMay 20, 2008(2008-05-20) (aged 65)
Cause of deathterrorism-linked explosion in a public minibus
Other names"Hezy" Shoshani
Known foradvocate of elephant conservation
Founder of Elephant Research Foundation in 1977
Home townDetroit, Michigan
Spouse(s)Sandra Shoshani
Scientific career
InstitutionsWayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, 1998-2008 University of Asmara in Eritrea

Professor Jeheskel "Hezy" Shoshani (1943 – May 20, 2008) was an evolutionary biologist and an elephant specialist who studied the evolution of elephants for over 35 years.

Shoshani established the Elephant Research Foundation in 1977 and was the editor of its publication,Elephant. He published about 200 scientific articles and books on elephants and edited the publication Elephant. He taught at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, for approximately 25 years and at the University of Asmara in Eritrea starting in 1998. In 2007 he moved to Ethiopia to teach at the University of Addis Ababa. Hezy was a passionate advocate of elephant conservation.

Shoshani was among several people killed in a terrorism-linked explosion in a public minibus in downtown Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on May 20, 2008.

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