Jumbo the Elephant
Diana Grenkow

Jumbo was an African Bush Elephant born in Sudan during 1861. P.T. Barnum eventually bought Jumbo and brought him to North America in 1882.

While touring St. Thomas, Ontario, Jumbo was leaving a show where upon crossing railroad tracks was fatally hit by a locomotive.

A life size statue of Jumbo was installed in St. Thomas in 1985 to celebrate the centennial of this magnificent creature’s death. 

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