† Jo (Juanita) is a dead Female ♀ African savanna elephant (Loxodonta africana), , who died 2012-07-16 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, in United States, .
Jo (Juanita) was born wild 1969, captured 1971 .
Juanita and Wayne Jackson at Toronto Zoo, March 1983.
Jo is said to have killed two handlers when she was in the circus.
The Cleveland Zoo acquired their three female African elephants in June 1997. Martika was kept as a single elephant for six years until her transfer, thereby closing the elephant exhibit at the Erie Zoo. At the Erie Zoo, Martika's public name was Kiah. Jo and Moshi resided together at the Wildlife Safari for thirteen years. Moshi first arrived following her importation with another cow, Nanda, in May 1979 and Jo from a circus in July 1984. Nanda was sold to the Swain family in April 1989.
In September 2008, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo transferred their three animals to the Columbus Zoo during construction of the new African Elephant Crossing habitat. The anticipated three year loan began as Jo and Martika were transported via trailer in the morning, followed by Moshi that evening. They joined four Asian elephants already housed in Columbus, but the two herds were kept separate.
From Wayne Jackson:
Juanita- African female
-Origin- East Africa
-Sold to Bucky Steele, Seagoville, Texas- July/82 ($5,000.00)
-Sold to Bill Neville, contract for rides at the Denver Zoo, Colorado
-Sold to the Ford Circus (killed groom)
-Sent to Winston Safari, Winston, Oregon
-Sent to the Cleveland Zoo, Ohio- 1997
(The name Jo (Juanita) is already submitted into the link, just click on the link for relevant results)