Surik (Surhak) an Asian elephant at Hrodna Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Surik (Surhak)  


EEP nr5708


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

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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

1965-08-31Hrodna Zoo
from Leipzig Zoo
Leipzig Zoo 1959-05-23
from Hannover Zoo
Hannover Zoo 1958-12-31
from Firma Ruhe

Document updated2010-09-25: 
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† Surik (Surhak) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Hrodna Zoo, in Belarus, of from unknown reasons in 2002-04-27. (see detailed list).


Surik (Surhak) was born unknown 1957.

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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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Surik (Surhak), an Asian elephant at Hrodna Zoo in Belarus. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 12 June 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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