Johti (Jothi, Jody)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ostrava Zoo in Czech Republic

♀ Johti (Jothi, Jody)


EEP nr7302


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 55 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1968 wild
Birth place:
Total: 4 babies

1. Born 1990-11-22
(dead † 1990-11-22)
Hathi EEP id: 9004

2. Born 1995-01-23
(dead † 1995-01-23)
killed EEP id: 9510

3. Born 1997-05-06 Vishesh EEP id: 9702

4. Born 2011-04-12 Rashmi EEP id: 201106
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ostrava Zoo, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

2008-04-10Ostrava Zoo
from Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

1995-03-29Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
from Longleat Safari Park

1994-01-22Longleat Safari Park
from Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)

1992-07-17Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens)
from Longleat Safari Park

1991-08-03Longleat Safari Park
from Zurich Zoo

1991-05-27Zurich Zoo 1991-05-27
from Woburn Safari Park

1985-01-01Woburn Safari Park
from Besançon Zoo (Citadelle de Besançon)

Record history
History of updates2009-11-03: pregnant

2010-08-01: management

2010-08-18: picture

2011-04-15: not pregnant

2011-11-28: prev loc
2018-05-08: link to EleWiki submitted

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Johti (Jothi, Jody) is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Ostrava Zoo, in Czech Republic.

Johti (Jothi, Jody) arrived in 2008-04-10 to the Ostrava Zoo, relocated from the Belfast Zoo (Bellevue Gardens), in United Kingdom.

Johti (Jothi, Jody) lives together with 4 other elephants at the Ostrava Zoo:
  1. Chandru born 2017-07-08
  2. Maxim born 1998-03-01
  3. Rashmi born 2011-04-12
  4. Vishesh born 1997-05-06

detailed list with arrival dates etc.


  1. (M) 1990-11-22 -- † 1990-11-22 Hathi EEP id: 9004
  2. (F) 1995-01-23 -- † 1995-01-23 killed EEP id: 9510
  3. (F) 1997-05-06 Vishesh EEP id: 9702
  4. (F) 2011-04-12 Rashmi EEP id: 201106


Johti (Jothi, Jody) was born wild 1968.

Comments / pictures

Belfast Zoo reportedly bought Johti, along with her daughter Vishesh, from the Chipperfields in 1998 for £60,000.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Johti (Jothi, Jody), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ostrava Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 30 March 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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