Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Jumbo at Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)

 ☨ ♀ Jumbo  



Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Female ♀ 12 years old
Born:* 1948
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Dead: 1960
Death reason: disease: heart problems
Present / last location:Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino), in Italy

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Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino)

Document updated2012-09-22: 
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† Jumbo is a dead Female ♀ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino), in Italy, from disease 1960. Official death reason described as heart problems. (see detailed list).


Jumbo was born 1948.

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1959: In 1959, Oxford engineering student John Hoyte borrowed a 5,700-pound female Indian elephant named Jumbo from the Turin Zoo and walked her across the Mount Cenis Pass. The Turin Zoo had just acquired the female Asian elephant, Jumbo, who was trained as a circus animal. The owner of the zoo volunteered Jumbo and Ernesto Gobold, the elephant's trainer from Turin, and became the first sponsor of the expedition.

Jumbo the Elephant wearing boots © Northampton Museum and Art Gallery. These enormous boots were designed by Colonel Hickman and made by Lotus Ltd, Northampton factory, in 1959. Their thick leather soles and laced canvas uppers were machine-made and the four boots took about two months to make.

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2021). Jumbo, Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) located at Turin Zoo (Zoo Torino) in Italy. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 25 July 2021 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

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