1962 Syd the Elephant, Star of MGM's Movie Billy Rose's Jumbo

1962 Syd Elephant Star MGM's Movie Billy Rose's Jumbo Sits n Chair Wire Photo

1962 Syd the Elephant, Star of MGM's Movie Billy Rose's Jumbo. It is rumored that Jumbo is the new Jenny Craig Spokesperson.

Interior view of Barnum Museum with Jumbo - Tufts Digital Library

Interior view of Barnum Museum with Jumbo - Tufts Digital Library

Vintage circus photos: girl and elephant 1930s

Elephant and girl- This image comes from a collection of glass slides of fairground scenes found in the stores at Discovery Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne. By Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Packy was the first elephant born in captivity in the world in 1962, and today he's still going strong as he turns 50 this week.  He put Portland on the map 50 years ago.  Here's to you, Packy, happy 50th birthday!

✻⁓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!

On April 9, 1882, 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.T. Barnum. And he died horribly in a dreadful encounter with a locomotive.

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.

Jumbo (university mascot) - Photo: Alonso Nichols/Tufts University

(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.

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