Motki an Asian elephant at Sosto Zoo

♀ Motki


EEP nr7105


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 52 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Present / last location:Sosto Zoo, in Hungary

Date of Arrival
(Presently sometimes errors!)

2009-09-12Sosto Zoo
from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm 2004-08-29
from Gänserndorf Safari Park
Gänserndorf Safari Park 2002-11-09
from Port Lympne Zoo
Port Lympne Zoo 1977-06-01
from Howletts Wild Animal Park
Howletts Wild Animal Park 1971-01-01
from Sonepur Fair

Document updated2009-09-15: transfer to sosto zoo

2010-04-10: free contact

2010-05-01: prev. location Sonepur

2012-09-02: corr arr date
2018-11-27: link to EleWiki submitted
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Motki is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), located at Sosto Zoo, in Hungary.

Motki arrived Sosto Zoo 2009-09-12, relocated from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm, in Spain.

In Sosto Zoo, Motki lives together with 7 other elephants with records in this database: (detailed list)

  1. Buba (Bupa) born 1982
  2. ,
  3. Jack born 1992
  4. ,
  5. Kimani born 2018-06-16
  6. ,
  7. Kito (Nyiregyhaza) born 2015-06-19
  8. ,
  9. Kwanza born 2001-08-13
  10. ,
  11. Tanja born 1975
  12. ,
  13. Yasmin (Yasmine) born 1966
  14. , (see detailed list).


Motki was born wild 1969.

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In his book The Best of Friends, John Aspinall writes that all asian elephants, except Assam, were bought at the Sonepur market in India.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Motki, an Asian elephant at Sosto Zoo in Hungary. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 9 May 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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