Fun Fact: The Tragic End of Jumbo the Elephant

Fun facts about elephants

Jumbo the elephant was a popular elephant who originally went all over Europe, and also gave rise to the modern meaning to the English word “jumbo”. Eventually Jumbo was owned by P.T. Barnum and his circus. However, a tragic accident mortally wounded Jumbo after a train hit him. P.T. Barnum made up a story that Jumbo died trying to lead a younger elephant to safety.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

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