JUMBO: King of the Elephants by Edmund Lindop

JUMBO: King of the Elephants

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Jumbo, after whom myriad elephants have been named, was as entertaining as he was big. This is the story of the original Jumbo from his early life in Africa about one hundred years ago, his journey to the London Zoo, his subsequent sale to P. T. Barnum, his circus career, and his final death on a railroad track. Illustrated in large colored pictures by Jane Carolson, this is a straightforward documentation in simple language of an internationally celebrated performer, Jumbo, ""the largest animal in captivity"".

Pub Date: Feb. 8th, 1960
Publisher: Little, Brown