Jumbo the Elephant

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Jumbo the Elephant: the afterlife

Death did little to dent Jumbo the Elephant's popularity. When his skin and skeleton went their separate ways, he became the stuff of legend

 Thomas, Ontario: The statue of the elephant Jumbo was erected in this small Ontario town after the elephant, travelling with P. Barnum's circus, was crushed by a locomotive in the St. Jumbo The Elephant, Toronto Travel, Canada Eh, Van Gogh Paintings, Sea To Shining Sea, Canadian History, Roadside Attractions, Business Signs, St Thomas

Canada's oddest big roadside attractions

From the big nickel in Sudbury, Ont., to a giant Vincent van Gogh painting in Altona, Man., to the giant lobster in Shediac, N.B., Canada's highways are lined…

Read "Jumbo This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World" by Paul Chambers available from Rakuten Kobo. Jumbo was a superstar of the Victorian era. Every day tens of thousands of people would visit this adored animal known a. Jumbo The Elephant, Elephant World, Paul Chambers, Pt Barnum, Barnum Bailey Circus, Circus Performers, The Greatest Showman, Circus Theme, His Travel

Top 10 Greatest Circus Performers - Listverse

They came in all shapes and sizes, and we gawked and gasped, just like we were supposed to do. Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages: our list of the top ten attractions ever to grace the sawdust stage of circus big tops and sideshows is here!

Jumbo the elephant is believed to have been accidentally hit by a train after panicking and running in front of it. But a new book suggests he was tricked into the path of the train by his keeper. Jumbo The Elephant, Work With Animals, Big Star, History Facts, Mother Earth, 21st Century, Vintage Photos, Pop Culture, Tattoo Ideas

Was the original Jumbo murdered by his keeper?

Jumbo the elephant is believed to have been accidentally hit by a train after panicking and running in front of it. But a new book suggests he was tricked into the path of the train by his keeper.

In May Jumbo (pictured here), was one of the 21 elephants of P. Barnum that crossed the Brooklyn Bridge. In order to prove that the bridge was safe. Vintage Photography, Street Photography, Jumbo The Elephant, Pt Barnum, Circo Vintage, Zoo Photos, Work With Animals, The Greatest Showman, Circus Theme

The Quick 10: 10 Tales From the Brooklyn Bridge

We're used to seeing the iconic suspension bridge on the skyline now, but when she opened 127 years ago, the world had never seen anything like the Brooklyn Bridge. From Jumbo and jumpers to stampedes and sellers, it's had quite the history. Here are just a few of the fascinating stories about the world's first steel-wire suspension bridge. 1. "The New York and Brooklyn Bridge" may be accurate, but it's quite a mouthful, don't you think? That was the bridge's official name when the project…

On April Jumbo the elephant came to America. His life began in the wilds of Abysinnia. He lived in zoos in Paris and London before he was purchased by P. And he died horribly in a dreadful encounter with a locomotive in St Thomas, Ontario Jumbo The Elephant, Wild Elephant, Pt Barnum, African Bush Elephant, Circo Vintage, Today In History, Big Top, Vintage Circus, Gentle Giant

It Happened on April 9th

Jumbo the Elephant Comes to the US, 1882 If you've ever heard of Jumbo the Elephant, you probably think that he got his name because of his tremendous size. The truth is exactly the opposite --the word jumbo was derived from the elephant's name. Jumbo was only a baby when he was captured in Abyssinia in 1861. He was sold to a wild animal collector, who later sold him to the Paris zoo at the Jardin des Plantes. In 1865 he was visited by a London zookeeper named Matthew Scott. Scott saw that…