Surus
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Hannibal Barca in Tunisia

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Surus  dead elephant

Identification


Description

Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Subspecies: Elephas maximus asurus
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Origin
Born:* wild
Birth place: in Africa unspecified location
Death
Dead: -202
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Hannibal Barca, in Tunisia

Date of arrival

Hannibal Barca
from Hasdrubal Barca

Record history
History of updates2021-08-07

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Biography

† Surus is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died -202 at Hannibal Barca, in Tunisia, .

Origin


Surus was born wild at Africa unspecified location.


Comments / pictures

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.

Reference list

References

Koehl, Dan, (2021). Surus, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Hannibal Barca in Tunisia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 January 2022 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1282. (archived at the Wayback machine)


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