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David Attenborough investigates the remarkable life and death of Jumbo the elephant - a celebrity animal superstar whose story is said to have inspired the movie Dumbo. Attenborough joins a team of scientists and conservationists to unravel the complex and mysterious story of this large African elephant - an elephant many believed to be the biggest in the world. With unique access to Jumbo’s skeleton at the American Museum of Natural History, the team work together to separate myth from reality. How big was Jumbo really? How was he treated in captivity? And how did he die? Jumbo’s bones may offer vital clues. Arriving in London Zoo in 1865, Jumbo fast became a firm favourite of Queen Victoria and her children, and was nicknamed the Children’s Pet. Yet behind the scenes, this gentle giant was living a double life - smashing his den, breaking his tusks and being pacified by large amounts of alcohol given to him by his keeper Matthew Scott, who had a deep empathy for animals, developing a particularly strong and near mystical bond with Jumbo. Then, quite suddenly, London Zoo caused public outrage by selling Jumbo to PT Barnum’s circus in America where he travelled with his devoted keeper to start a new life. But while his time in America turned him into star with 20 million people coming to see him, his life ended tragically and mysteriously. As well as Jumbo’s skeleton, Attenborough explores the lives of wild elephants to explain Jumbo’s troubled mind, and he discovers how our attitude to captive elephants has changed dramatically in recent years.
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josiane rico # 12 january 2018 in 16:03 0
Océans 2
Jackjma03 # 12 january 2018 in 16:04 0
I like to think Jumbo was a hero, whether he sacrificed himself or not.
Elhadji Amadou Johnson # 12 january 2018 in 16:06 0
That locomotive was a savior for Jumbo!!!
Michiro # 12 january 2018 in 16:09 0
Again, another wonderful video Sir Attenborough. Please, someone send this to the Trumps
Ed Regis # 12 january 2018 in 16:12 0
Great video, absolutely wonderful! But I am curious about one thing. Jumbo was housed mostly alone, but wasn't there another African elephant living there at the time? I believe her name was Alice and the media at the time would often refer to her as Jumbo's Wife." It's a shame they made no mention of her in this video as she was a major part of Jumbo's life.
Coast To Coast Radio # 12 january 2018 in 16:12 0
Thanks for amazing videos on your other channel.!
Coast To Coast Radio # 12 january 2018 in 16:16 0
BBC ONE 2018 - Attenborough's and the Sea Dragon • Full HD.
PinkOld # 12 january 2018 in 16:19 0
I'm a grownass man and I don't mind admitting I teared up just a bit seeing Jumbo's death photo.
mrt57rn # 12 january 2018 in 16:24 0
Thank you people of Tennessee.
money mckenzie # 12 january 2018 in 16:27 0
What about Hannibal marching with elephants over the Alps?
Cofresi100 # 12 january 2018 in 16:30 0
great video rip jumbo.
Coast To Coast Radio # 12 january 2018 in 16:33 0
Great video.
Karen Bailey # 12 january 2018 in 16:35 0
Just brilliantly done as usual.
Chris Taylor # 12 january 2018 in 16:36 0
This was very sad at times. The connection between Jumbo and his keeper was astounding.
Harveybossman 12 # 12 january 2018 in 16:39 0
RIP jumbo
Robster Lindin # 12 january 2018 in 16:41 0
Never really known much about David Attenborough before, I thought David was the one from Jurassic Park (it was his brother, silly me). I'm starting to really love this man and his documentaries, his voice and personality was created for documentaries.
suzy klitgaard # 12 january 2018 in 16:45 0
Sir David Attenborough is AMAZING. His Documentaries fill me with much knowledge.
The Incredible truth is that Jumbo and others like him, should not be captive whatsoever.
Mega Fauna are meant for roaming. Migrating. Constant browsing and foraging.
These fantastic beings live in families. Being alone is a slow death in my opinion.
Choice or No Choice # 12 january 2018 in 16:48 0
Nothing is safe from these ANIMALS.
Not even Elephants!
Mse Wanet # 12 january 2018 in 16:48 0
It has been a long struggle for us here in Kenya to have ivory trade banned globally and finally China and recently UK are moving towards that direction. This will certainly help to preserve these majestic animals for future generations and for all the people in the world.
Gerald Swain # 12 january 2018 in 16:53 0
It beggars belief that sick individuals pay enormous amounts of money to shoot these magnificent beasts ,and then stand on them and have their photo taken ,faces beaming with PRIDE!..And have the audacity to tell fellow members of the public,that they are helping feed the locals ,hence guaranteeing a healthy environment and there fore the longevity of these beautiful animals !!!..UTTER BOLLOCKS !!!.