Jumbo: Marvel, Myth & Mascot
Jumbo the elephant was one of the most famous animals that ever walked the earth. Born on the African savannah, he went on to become a celebrity on both sides of the Atlantic, first at the London Zoo and then as the star attraction of P.T. Barnum’s circus. His name even entered the English language: that’s why we say anything really big is “jumbo” to this day.