Sura (Suri)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Rostock Zoo in Germany

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Sura (Suri)  dead elephant


EEP nr5609


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 2 years old
Born:* 1959
Birth place:
Imported:1960 by George Munro
Dead: 1961-08-20
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Rostock Zoo, in Germany

Date of arrival

1961-05-19Rostock Zoo
from George Munro

Record history
History of updates2013-11-20: year of arival? alt name
2021-09-18: Importer George Munro

Latest document update2021-09-18 12:22:58
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† Sura (Suri) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1961-08-20 at Rostock Zoo, in Germany, .


Sura (Suri) was born 1959. and imported 1960 by George Munro

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Claimed by Zoo Rostock to have arrived 1960?

Records about Sura (Suri) from EEPEuropean Studbook for Asian elephants state following records for the asian elephant Sura (Suri):

5609 F ~ 1956 WILD WILD UNKNOWN ~ 1960 ______ Transfer SURA
ROSTOCK 19 May 1961 HEL02 Transfer
20 Aug 1961 Death
[Death by: Other/Unknown ı Given to an institution: ı Cardiovascular ı Unknown

Source: EEP studbook for Asian elephants online
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Sura (Suri), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Rostock Zoo in Germany. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 3 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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