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
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…
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!
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.
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…
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…