Jodee II (Jo-Dee)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Sole Brothers Circus in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jodee II (Jo-Dee)  dead elephant
Taxidermy locationUniversity of Newcastle, Callaghan, Australia



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* unknown
Birth place:
Dead: 1968-08-23
Death reason: accident: fall (road accident)
Burial: 1968-08-23, at along the road in Rural New South Wales
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Sole Brothers Circus, in Australia

Date of arrival

1964-00-00Sole Brothers Circus
from Wirth Circus

Record history
History of updates2023-12-10

Latest document update2021-07-03 10:57:31
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† Jodee II (Jo-Dee) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1968-08-23 at Sole Brothers Circus, in Australia, . Official death reason described as fall (road accident).

Museum locationThe Museum specimen remains of this animal is within the collection at University of Newcastle, in Callaghan, Australia, since 1995-00-00.


Jodee II (Jo-Dee) was born unknown .

Comments / pictures

Arrived in 1950. Imported from Thailand aged three years old.

1950-1963 Wirth Bros. circus in Australia 1963-1968 Sole Bros. circus died Aug.23.1968 at Newcastle NSW after a fall (road accident) source Don Marks/Circus Report/Elephant history/1993. 10 years ago an artist dug up this elephant Skeleton that was buried along the road in Rural New South Wales, articulated it, added something to it, and it was displayed at the School of Fine Art Gallery of the University of Newcastle, Australia. I do not know if the Skeleton is still on exhibit in the gallery,but you can see photographs of it over at
KC, Circus
Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). Jodee II (Jo-Dee), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Sole Brothers Circus in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 22 July 2024 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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