Surus at Hannibal Barca

† Surus
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Species: Asian elephant
Sex and age:Male, unknown years
Dead date: -202
Death reason: unknown:
Location:Hannibal Barca
ArrivedHannibal Barca from Hasdrubal Barca
Born: wild
Surus (the Syrian) is mentioned as the bravest elephant in the army by Marcus Porcius Cato, the elder in his book Origines.

It seems Surus was lost in year 202 B.C. in te battle of Zama.

Records about Surus was updated 2008-09-14

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