Sura (Suri) an Asian elephant at Rostock Zoo

 ☨ ♀ Sura (Suri)  


EEP nr5609


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 2 years old
Born:* 1959
Birth place:
Dead date: 1961-08-20
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Rostock Zoo, in Germany

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1961-05-19Rostock Zoo
from George Munro

Document updated2013-11-20: year of arival? alt name
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† Sura (Suri) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Rostock Zoo, in Germany, of from unknown reasons in 1961-08-20. (see detailed list).


Sura (Suri) was born 1959.

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Claimed by Zoo Rostock to have arrived 1960?

Records about Sura (Suri) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Sura (Suri):

5609 F ~ 1956 WILD WILD UNKNOWN ~ 1960 ______ Transfer SURA
ROSTOCK 19 May 1961 HEL02 Transfer
20 Aug 1961 Death
[Death by: Other/Unknown ı Given to an institution: ı Cardiovascular ı Unknown

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Sura (Suri), an Asian elephant at Rostock Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 14 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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