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Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sosto Zoo in Hungary

♀ Motki


EEP nr7105


Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 54 years old
Management:Free contact
Born:* 1969 wild
Birth place:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sosto Zoo, in Hungary

Date of arrival

2009-09-12Sosto Zoo
from Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm

2004-08-29Terra Natura theme park, Benidorm
from Gänserndorf Safari Park

2002-11-09Gänserndorf Safari Park
from Port Lympne Zoo

1977-06-01Port Lympne Zoo
from Howletts Wild Animal Park

1971-01-01Howletts Wild Animal Park
from Sonepur Fair

Record history
History of updates2009-09-15: 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

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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Motki is a living Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) , located at the Sosto Zoo, in Hungary.

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

Motki lives together with 6 other elephants at the Sosto Zoo:
  1. Jack born 1992
  2. Kibo born 2022-08-29
  3. Kimani born 2018-06-16
  4. Kwanza born 2001-08-13
  5. Tanja born 1975
  6. Yasmin (Yasmine) born 1966

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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 list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). Motki, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sosto Zoo in Hungary. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 7 June 2023 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=1370. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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