Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Mexico unspecified location in Mexico

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Stella  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀, unknown age
Born:* 1965 wild
Birth place:
Death reason: unknown:
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Mexico unspecified location, in Mexico

Date of arrival

1981-00-00Mexico unspecified location
from Stebbing Royal European Circus

1978-00-00Stebbing Royal European Circus
from Polack Brothers Circus

1965-00-00Polack Brothers Circus
from Jungleland Thousand Oaks animal farm (Louis Goebel)

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History of updates2012-04-10: 

Latest document update2020-10-18 06:25:24
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† Stella is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Mexico unspecified location, in Mexico, .


Stella was born wild 1965.

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Baby Stella was named after Bessie Polack’s sister, Stella Howell, who was the bookkeeper for the concessions. (anon, Buckles Blog)

Records about Stella from William "Buckles" Woodcocks Blog at
When we were out in California in 1965 our first season with the Polack Show, we were laying over a few days at Jungleland then Louie Goebel mentioned that he had some punks coming in. Later back on the show I mentioned it to Louie Stern and to my surprise he said "If you want to Kid, go pick one up". Simple as that.
I assumed they would be yearlings or more but unaware they were now being flown in and the smaller the better. "Stella" turned out to be about two months old if that.

William "Buckles" Woodcock
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2023). Stella, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Mexico unspecified location in Mexico. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 6 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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