Pepik (Joe) an Asian elephant at Ostrava Zoo

 ☨ ♂ Pepik (Joe)  


EEP nr5605


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

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

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

Document updated2009-09-26: eep nr
2011-03-12: Name, Text RE
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† Pepik (Joe) is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Ostrava Zoo, in Czech Republic, of accident in 1964-01-00. Official death reason described as fell in the dry moat. (see detailed list).


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 listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Pepik (Joe), an Asian elephant at Ostrava Zoo in Czech Republic. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 11 April 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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