Jumbo (also known as Jumbo the Elephant and Jumbo the Circus Elephant; born 1861 ‒ died September 15, 1885) was a 19th century male African Bush Elephant born in the French Sudan (present-day Mali). Jumbo was eventually exported to a zoo located in Paris, France; and then transferred in 1865 to the London Zoo located in England. In November 1881, Jumbo was sold for $10,000 USD to P. T. Barnum who brought him to America for exhibition in March 1882.

The giant elephant's name has spawned the common word, "jumbo", meaning large in size. Jumbo's height, estimated to be 3.25 metres (10.7 ft) in the London Zoo, was claimed to be approximately 4 metres (13.1 ft) by the time of his death.

Read more about Jumbo:  History, Death, Legacy

Other articles related to "jumbo":

Jumbo, Zimbabwe
... Jumbo is a village in the province of Mashonaland Central, Zimbabwe ... The village grew around the Jumbo Mine, established in 1890 ...
Super Jumbo Mortgage - Mitigants - Interest Rate
... Rates are rarely the focal point of a typical Super Jumbo mortgage borrower's shopping list (most focus on cash flow and tax benefits), lenders routinely ... Below $1,000,000, super jumbo mortgage rates are generally within 50 basis points (half of a percent) of an equivalent jumbo mortgage interest rate, however above $2,000,000 rates can be 1% to 2% higher or more ...
C1000 - Acquisition By Jumbo
... CVC received biddings from several groups Jumbo Supermarkten, Sligro Food Group, Edeka and Sperwer Group ... On 23 November 2011 it was announced that Jumbo will take over all C1000 stores ... Because of this Jumbo becomes the second supermarket chain in the Netherlands ...
Jumbo (film)
... Jumbo is a 2008 Bollywood animation film directed by Kompin Kemgumnird, produced by Percept Picture Company and features the voices of Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Dimple Kapadia, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani ... Jumbo released worldwide on Christmas Day 2008, but was met with mixed critical reviews and turned out to be one of the biggest box office disasters of the year ... In 2011 A direct to DVD sequel titled Jumbo 2 The Return of the Big Elephant was released ...
Manga Time Jumbo
... Manga Time Jumbo (まんがタイムジャンボ, Manga Taimu Janbo?) is a Japanese monthly yonkoma manga magazine published by Hōbunsha since April 1995 ... Manga Time Jumbo is printed as B5 size ... Manga Time Jumbo had a "renewal" of sorts when it picked up series dropped by Manga Time Pop when it ceased publication in December 2003 ...

Famous quotes containing the word jumbo:

    I’m a priest, not a priestess.... “Priestess” implies mumbo jumbo and all sorts of pagan goings-on. Those who oppose us would love to call us priestesses. They can call us all the names in the world—it’s better than being invisible.
    Carter Heyward (b. 1946)