Attenborough And The Giant Elephant
BBC1, Sunday Dec 10, 9pm
The second part of tonight’s Attenborough double bill tells the story of the remarkable life and death of Jumbo the elephant, whose story is said to have inspired the Disney movie Dumbo. Sir Dave joins a team of scientists and conservationists to unravel the mysterious story of this large African elephant who arrived in London Zoo in 1865, became a favourite of Queen Victoria, but was then sold to PT Barnum’s circus in America.
Attenborough and a normalsized elephant