American Experience

Jumbo: The Elephant

Clip: Season 30 | 1m 21s

P.T. Barnum buys Jumbo from the London Zoological Society and ships Jumbo to the U.S. The sale caused protests in England, but Jumbo becomes a sensation in America. Eventually after a few seasons with the Circus, Jumbo dies after being hit by an unscheduled freight train.

Aired: 10/08/18

Rating: NR

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