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You all know Jumbo right? I mean beyond Disney's heartbreaking retelling of the story, which you will never show to your child:)

This is his true story.

Jumbo was born around Christmas Day, 1860 in Sudan. After his mother was killed by hunters, he was captured by a Sudanese elephant hunter and sold to Lorenzo Casanova, an Italian animal dealer and explorer. Casanova transported the animals that he had bought from Sudan north to Suez, and then across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy to finally reach the Jardin des Plantes, in Paris.
Jumpo was then moved to the London Zoo and to America afterwards, in an attempt to deal with his increasing depression and aggressive behaviour.

An epic journey and a tragic story gracefully and kindly illustrated by Emily Sutton and carefully retold by Alexandra Stewart with great detail, to honour the memory of the most famous animal kept in captivity, and to remember all those who still are.
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Jumbo
The most famous elephant that ever lived
Written by Alexandra Stewart
Illustrated by Emily Sutton
Reading age: 6+
Themes: Non-Fiction, Animals



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