This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
Jumbo, the famous elephant, was bought from a wandering band of Arabs - according to Sir Samuel Baker - when four years of age. Then was brought to the Jardin des Plantes, Paris, France, from there he was transferred to the London Zoological Gardens, in 1866, and remained there until bought by Barnum, Bailey & Hutchinson, in 1882. Jumbo was killed by a locomotive at Ontario, Canada, in 1885.