Noi (Surus)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Valencia Zoo (Zoo de Valencia) in Spain

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Noi (Surus)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂, unknown age
Born:* wild
Birth place: in India unspecified location
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Valencia Zoo (Zoo de Valencia), in Spain

Date of arrival

Valencia Zoo (Zoo de Valencia)
from Barcelona Zoo (Park Zoologic de Barcelona)

1971-10-00Barcelona Zoo (Park Zoologic de Barcelona)
from Salvador Dalis olive farm

1967-00-00Salvador Dalis olive farm
from Geneva Airport

1967-00-00Geneva Airport
from Bangalore Airport

1967-00-00Bangalore Airport
from Karnataka unspecified location

Record history
History of updates2007-09-19

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Noi (Surus) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Valencia Zoo (Zoo de Valencia), in Spain, .


Noi (Surus) was born wild at India unspecified location.

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Surus was given to Salvador Dali by Air India, and may have been kept for a while in Figueras (Dali's hometownand he came to the Barcelona zoo on October 1971. He stayed there until his permanent home in Valencia was finished. In Valencia he was renamed Noi.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Noi (Surus), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Valencia Zoo (Zoo de Valencia) in Spain. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 October 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

  • Jessica Jeniu
  • El Parc zoologic de Barcelona. Cent anys d'historia, 1992 by Emili Pons

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