St Thomas Jumbo Memorial

Memorial Park

Jumbo Memorial St. Thomas

The St. Thomas Parks & Gardens Trust erected a monument in St Thomas in memory of Jumbo the Circus Elephant. Jumbo is remembered here as his final resting place near St.

Catherine's Church. The giant elephant's name spawned the common word

"jumbo," meaning large in size. Jumbo was born around December 25, 1860 in Sudan, and after his mother was killed by hunters, the infant Jumbo was captured by Sudanese elephant hunter Taher Sheriff and German big-game hunter Johann


The statue is now an icon in the city of St. Thomas and draws many people from all around to come witness the sheer size of this magnificent animal.

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