Sir David tells the sad story of a very special pachyderm.
Sir David Attenborough’s familiar warmth and affection is on display in abundance as he follows the remarkable yet tragic life of the world’s first animal superstar – an African elephant named Jumbo.
On the surface, all seemed well with Jumbo as millions flocked to see him between his arrival at London Zoo in 1865 and his untimely death in Canada, aged just 24, while touring with a circus in 1885.
However, Jumbo’s night-time rages suggested otherwise.
With the help of experts, Sir David examines Jumbo’s bones and pores over his keeper’s autobiography to tell a potent, heartbreaking tale you’ll think about for days.