Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark

♀ Surin
Photo: � Jens Madsen, Copenhagen
Photo: � Jens Madsen, Copenhagen


EEP nr9817


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 26 years old
Management:Protected contact
Born:* 1998 unknown
Birth place: in Thailand unspecified location
Total: 3 babies

1. Born 2013-08-26
(dead † 2013-08-26)
stillborn EEP id: 201312

2. Born 2015-09-04
(dead † 2015-09-04)
stillborn EEP id: 201500

3. Born 2020-10-01 Mun EEP id: 202013? (EEP nr N/A)
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark

Date of arrival

2001-11-27Copenhagen Zoo
from Somroj Khukitikasem

Somroj Khukitikasem
from Ban Ta Klang elephant village

Record history
History of updates2021-12-27

Latest document update2023-09-11 10:15:02
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Surin is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Copenhagen Zoo, in Denmark.

Surin arrived in 2001-11-27 to the Copenhagen Zoo, relocated from the Somroj Khukitikasem, in Thailand.


Surin lives together with 5 other elephants at the Copenhagen Zoo:

detailed list with arrival dates etc. of the other elephants
  1. Chin born 2024-02-20
  2. Fahim born 2005-07-24
  3. Pang Kungrao born 1998
  4. Maha Kumari born 2007-05-09
  5. Mun born 2020-10-01


  1. (F) 2013-08-26 -- † 2013-08-26 stillborn EEP id: 201312
  2. (M) 2015-09-04 -- † 2015-09-04 stillborn EEP id: 201500
  3. (F) 2020-10-01 Mun EEP id: 202013? (EEP nr N/A)


Surin was born unknown 1998 at Thailand unspecified location.

Comments / pictures

Surin was a gift to the people of Denmark from the king of Thailand.

Surin in Copenhagen Zoo
On this picture is most probably Surin, when on show at Elephant study center in Ban Ta Klang, Surin, Thailand. Photo: Photo � Nai Somchai Madee, Ban Ta Klang,Surin.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Surin, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 18 April 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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