Jumbaroo an Asian elephant at Perry Brothers circus

 ☨ ♂ Jumbaroo  
Species:Asian elephant (Elephas maximus)
Sex and age:Male ♂ < 1, unknown age
Id numberASMP Number: 12
Born:* 1907 unknown
Birth place:
Capture: 1907
Dead date:
Death reason: unknown:
Present / last location:Perry Brothers circus, in Australia

Date of Arrival

1922-05-30Perry Brothers circus
from Perth Zoo

Document updated2010-09-22: Text
2011-12-09: magazine article, corr sex.
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† Jumbaroo is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant, (Elephas maximus), who died at Perry Brothers circus, in Australia, from unknown reasons in , (see detailed list).


Jumbaroo was born unknown 1907, captured 1907 . and imported 1922

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Perth, May 21.
The elephant presented to the Perth Zoo by the Government of the Federated Malay States arrived at Fremantle on the Kangaroo today. The animal's departure from his native land was not without incident. While the Kangaroo was loading at Peeloch Samato, a Dutch island near Singapore, the elephant as saulted the chief officer (Mr Clayton), breaking. three of the officer's ribs and bruising him somewhat badly. That night the elephant broke his chains and started to explore the deck. In doing so he walked over the hatchways, and one of these. not having been built for elephants, collapsed, and Jumbo fell 24 feet on to some benzine cases. He luckily escaped damage, but it took the entire crew some considerable time to extract him from the hold. He caused no further trouble, Jumbo was caught when a small` calf in 1907, so that he is now in his teens."

1922: Mr Le Souef sold Jumboroo to Perry’s Circus for fifty pounds

Reference listKoehl, Dan, (2020). Jumbaroo, an Asian at Perry Brothers circus in Australia. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 December 2020 at https://www.elephant.se/database2.php?elephant_id=5859. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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