Jo-Dee (Jodie)
Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) at
Wirth Circus in Australia

dead elephant ☨ ♀ Jo-Dee (Jodie)  dead elephant



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀
Born:* wild
Birth place:
Dead: 1950-07-16
Death reason: disease: lack of calcium
Locations - owners
Present / last location:Wirth Circus, in Australia

Date of arrival

1949-00-00Wirth Circus
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† Jo-Dee (Jodie) is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died 1950-07-16 at Wirth Circus, in Australia, . Official death reason described as lack of calcium.


Jo-Dee (Jodie) was born wild .

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Obtained in 1949 at aged 10 months. This elephant died as a result of split bones in the hind legs due to a lack of calcium. She was being cared for in New Zealand at the time. She died on 16 July 1950

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Koehl, Dan, (2023). Jo-Dee (Jodie), Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Wirth Circus in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 1 December 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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