✻⁓Cappi Packy was the first elephant born in captivity in the world in and today hes still going strong as he turns 50 this week. He put Portland on the map 50 years ago. Heres to you, Packy, happy birthday!
A life stolen: On April Jumbo the elephant came to America. His life began in the wilds of Abysinnia. He lived in zoos in Paris and London before he was purchased by P. Unfortunately, he died horribly in a dreadful encounter with a locomotive.
(Updated June Tufts University will unveil a life-sized, bronze statue of its beloved mascot, Jumbo the elephant, this fall to commemorate the anniversary of the world famous circus star's arrival on campus.