Jumbo - The Children's Giant Pet
Children and even full grown adults are dwarfed in comparison to Jumbo, the giant elephant. Jumbo (ca. Christmas 1860 – September 15, 1885) was the first international animal superstar, and the first African elephant to reach modern Europe alive. Jumbo was the biggest elephant in captivity. Due to this, American showman P. T. Barnum wanted Jumbo in his circus, eventually buying the elephant in 1882 for $10,000.