|Name||Jumbo the Elephant|
|Address||65 Talbot St, St. Thomas, ON N5R 3C9, Canada|
|Category||Sights / Landmarks / Museums|
The statue of the famous elephant who was the original source of the word "jumbo".
Location: 42.7789, -81.2084
On September 15, 1885 Jumbo the Elephant was in St. Thomas, Ontario on tour with the Barnum & Bailey Circus. One night after the show, the world-famous pachyderm was being brought back to the circus train. Suddenly, out of the dark, came an unexpected freight train barreling down the tracks headed straight for Jumbo. With neither time nor luck on his side, he was struck and killed.<