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David Suzuki examining Jumbo’s bones at the American Museum of National History. Credit: CBC Radio-Canada

McMaster Ancient DNA Centre helps unravel the mysteries surround the life and death of Jumbo – the world’s first elephant superstar

The McMaster Ancient DNA Centre is pleased to have been a part of two documentaries elucidating the life history of Jumbo the elephant – Jumbo: The Life of an Elephant Superstar (CBC) and Attenborough And The Giant Elephant(BBC).

Jan 07, 2018

The documentaries were follow David Suzuki and David Attenborough as they work with an international team of scientists to uncover secrets about Jumbo’s past and what ultimately resulted in his death. The work was jointly produced by Humble Bee Films and InFieldFly Productions.

 David Attenborough in front of Jumbo’s skull. Credit: BBC

David Attenborough in front of Jumbo’s skull. Credit: BBC