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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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Apologies for the delay in posting a reply jaytea :gflower:

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This bull is not a named one, he has a right floppy ear so is recognizable through that, without a frontal view it is a bit challenging to give a certain identification. I have only received one other image of what I think is the same bull as this from the ranger at Kingfisherspruit, the time frame and location support this, he certainly has potential and is estimated to be in his early 40’s so he has time to develop further. He is being monitored and hopefully with a few more sightings he will be eligible for naming.


:hmz: maybe you should submit the other photo's you have :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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Thanks Rosemary! Email sent! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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Flip&Elmien wrote:
We saw this elephant in June 2012 on the H14. Is she a known tusker? I didn't see any other photo's of her on other treads. Any info will be welcomed. Sorry for the video but if I take out just a photo from the video, the quality is very poor.


Thanks for posting the video Flip&Elmien :thumbs_up: Will be an interesting to keep an eye on this one :thumbs_up:
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It is an interesting female, not one I have seen before, the hole could have been caused by damage from sharp vegetation or sometimes in fights and the damage has healed creating this hole. It is unusual to my knowledge to have one so far in towards the lobe though. I noted her tusks fairly think and are also quiet skew so she could be easily recognized. Hopefully more footage of her will be forthcoming in the future.



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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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Thanks for the reply. Hope to see more of her in future. :cam:


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 Post subject: Re: SANParks Elephants
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Meandering Mouse wrote:
The next group were all taken in September 2011.

I was staying at Shingwetzi and they are all from the area.



Another lone big fellow close to Shing

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I've come late to this topic as I couldn't find it, seems that the ID thread has migrated to here. So maybe someone has asked this already , but I just wondered if this guy is not Babalala 2? He seems to have the right ear markings on both ears and a chip out of the right tusk? Or have all the names changed now?


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 Post subject: Re: SANParks Elephants
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:hmz: It seems that on 4 April, the SANParks Elephants thread got hijacked by the Tusker ID thread which still exists as a lonely thread with one tusker in it elsewhere. So has the SANParks elephants thread moved and if so, where will I find it? Sorry, but I was away over the time that all these changes took place and I'm still trying to orientate myself . . . .

Also where is this bit?

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1.2 Separate topics for each individual SANParks named Tusker where discussions can take place and additional ID-et photos can be posted.


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 Post subject: Re: SANParks Elephants
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No salamanda, you are not dense at all :) .

I will explain the tusker environment to you via PM for future reference :thumbs_up: .

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 Post subject: Re: SANParks Elephants
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All is now clear; thanks barryels :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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Hi!
Just wondering if this guy is an emerging known tusker

We saw him between Punda and Pafuri on the tar road November 9, 2013

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ImageIMG_6977 by justene_t, on Flickr
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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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Apologies jaytea :gflower: Your request has been forwarded.

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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Hi jaytea :)

Unfortunately not a named tusker but none the less a beauty :thumbs_up: Thanks for posting.

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This is a nice bull and is he young so he will be worth monitoring as a potential emerging tuskers but I would want to see more development first.


Others travelling in the area be sure to keep a look out for him :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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Thanks Rosemary! He was nice and chilled so hopefully he will become a good ambassador for the tuskers in the future!

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 Post subject: Re: SANParks Elephants
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Hi Rosemary,

Saw this bull just outside Satara Camp 2 weeks ago.
I am sure you get so many "nearly tuskers" but you might have records of this one already. His tusks were long, but not very thick.
Sorry no frontal view -- waited about 15 minutes, but he didn't move.
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 Post subject: Re: SANParks Elephants
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Hi Friedrich :) Thanks for posting.
Good looking ellie.
I shall pass it on to see if there is anything on file for this one. Tusks seem long but maybe not thick enough :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Identification Help – Tuskers
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RemiE wrote:
We saw this tusker on 30 December 2013 07:11 on the way from Crocodile Bridge back to Lower Sabie. On the H4-2 between the S130 and S28. He was with a breeding herd at the time.
I tried to take as many photos as possible, but the angle of the photos don’t do the length of his tusks justice. Hope this one can be ID’d

I will send the photos to the email provided

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This is one to look out for RemiE :clap: a reply in from SANParks - very good indeed. Thanks for already submitting the photographs via email.

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He is certainly an impressive bull and while not yet named he is on our watch list. He seems to predominate in the Lower Sabie/Croc Bridge area, but I do have a sighting of him closer to Skukuza as well.
A nice one to watch. I would definitely appreciate the images per email as this is the most detailed series we have seen, even though the angles vary we can get some good identifying characteristics from him.

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