Pepik (Joe)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Ostrava Zoo in Czech Republic

dead elephant ☨ ♂ Pepik (Joe)  dead elephant


EEP nr5605


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ 9 years old
Born:* 1955 wild
Birth place:
Capture: 1956
Dead: 1964-01-00
Death reason: accident: fell in the dry moat
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Ostrava Zoo, in Czech Republic

Date of arrival

1956-10-06Ostrava Zoo
from Prague Zoo (Zoo Praha)

Record history
History of updates2009-09-26: eep nr
2011-03-12: Name, Text RE

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Pepik (Joe) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1964-01-00 at Ostrava Zoo, in Czech Republic, . Official death reason described as fell in the dry moat.


Pepik (Joe) was born wild 1955, captured 1956 .

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Contradictory records:

EEP state arrival Prague 25 July.

Joe was brought to the Ostrava Zoo in June 1956 from the Prague Zoo, a gift from the Vietnamese government.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Pepik (Joe), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Ostrava Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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