Surik (Surhak)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Hrodna Zoo in Belarus

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Surik (Surhak)  dead elephant


EEP nr5708


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 45 years old

People killed:1
Born:* 1957 unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 2002-04-27
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Hrodna Zoo, in Belarus

Date of arrival

1965-08-31Hrodna Zoo
from Leipzig Zoo

1959-05-23Leipzig Zoo
from Hannover Zoo

1958-12-31Hannover Zoo
from Firma Ruhe

Record history
History of updates2010-09-25: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Surik (Surhak) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 2002-04-27 at Hrodna Zoo, in Belarus, .


Surik (Surhak) was born unknown 1957.

Comments / pictures

1998-09: Surik suddenly attacked the 42-year-old elephantkeeper who was bringing him his lunch. The keeper died from her injuries, the zoo official said.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Surik (Surhak), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Hrodna Zoo in Belarus. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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