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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:56 pm

:hmz: Hi Mant, looking at the ears and tusks, this one do not look like Zambhala.

Maybe we must try and get hold of Aat and the others to help. Great pics :thumbs_up:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:04 pm

Mant,
This is not a (named) tusker, tusks are too short.

Mant wrote:Hi,

Does anybody know who this is? We saw him on the road to Mlondozi Picnic Spot.

I thought he might be Zambhala.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Mant » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:11 pm

Thanks Aat,

I just thought he might be, just wanted to double check.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:48 pm

@ ALL

Over the last few months I was able to update several tuskers at the tuskersite.

Last updates: Today - Ngonyama, Hlahleni and big tusker Ngunyupezi, recently : Nhlowa and several others

New tuskers added recently : Nsemani, Komapiti, Shikomu, Nwanetsi and MaTimba

Thanks all for sending the pictures.

Thanks to one of my south african friends I can also add and update several big tuskers for Tembe Elephant Park. Isilo is still alive and 4 new named ones will be added: Leba, Chotoza, Siqualo and Ushaga
I will try to have these updated completed this weekend. ( completed by now) :) :) :)


That's it for now and please post tusker pics if you have seen them during your trip.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby BTSK » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:05 pm

Aat,
Fantastic , great to see the Tembe tuskers doing well.
Thanks for all the work you do for the tuskers. :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:04 pm

Hi Aat,

Saw this amazing pic of Tembe elephant on Facebook. Am trying to get a link for you...

but it doesn't work. If you are on Facebook, I have just put it on my own timeline:
Friedrich von Horsten Photography.

Surely looks longer than anything currently in Kruger!?

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:21 am

Aat, as always, you are the prime documenter of tuskers in Southern Africa. We are visiting Kruger for an extended period, beginning next week, and my SO has even taken to sketching 25 of the main tuskers in the areas we will be frequenting so that we can identify them more easily at a glance. We are therefore on a concerted tusker hunt and, hopefully, we may be able to see one of those that haven't been spotted for a while. We live in hope. Will report back end of November. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:59 pm

Thanks OWN !
Have a wonderful trip and hope you will have lots of tusker roadblocks :wink: :wink:

onewithnature wrote:Aat, as always, you are the prime documenter of tuskers in Southern Africa. We are visiting Kruger for an extended period, beginning next week, and my SO has even taken to sketching 25 of the main tuskers in the areas we will be frequenting so that we can identify them more easily at a glance. We are therefore on a concerted tusker hunt and, hopefully, we may be able to see one of those that haven't been spotted for a while. We live in hope. Will report back end of November. :thumbs_up:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:26 pm

Now ain't this a real champ ?

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:12 am

:shock: What a massive Tusk. Thanks for sharing 100ponder!! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby ritad » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:57 am

:big_eyes:
Is this Isilo from Tembe? :hmz:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:11 am

And the LH tusk is of similar size !

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:52 pm

@ All

Just updated the tusker site with 3 named tuskers of Tembe EP: ISOSHA, RUDI and Mr MACDONALD

Thanks 100PONDER, great to see Isilo still roaming Tembe, being biggest tusker of south africa today.

Because of the number of named tuskers inTembe I created a seperate section at my tusker site for them.

And..... Please don't forget to post tusker pics here if you met them during your trip. :rtm: :rtm:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Friedrich von Hörsten » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:03 pm

Aat,
I like your Tembe update -- there are some serious tuskers on it.

But I still need some comment from you re. the Tembe tusker I mentioned to you (about 2 weeks ago) that I found on Facebook. This tusker does NOT look like Isilo to me, yet his tusks are bigger/longer than any other Tembe tusker you have on your sight. I would guess that his right tusk is longer than/equal to Isilo's, but his left tusk may be a bit shorter.

I put it on my timeline and am trying to send you a link.
https://www.facebook.com/friedrich.vonh ... ef=tn_tnmn

This tusker has a huge curved left tusk, and a very straight, thinner right tusk that must touch the ground. Just use the above URL address to look. Would love to find his name!

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:58 pm

Friedrich,
The tembe tusker I saw by using your link is Isilo.
I have many pictures of isilo and with same angle the tusks are just similar , same shape en lenght.
Pictures made like your link is a bit "upwards" , Isilo's location is higher then the location of the photographer. many other pictures , like most I made myself was from a higher place (the hide near the waterhole in Tembe). This always gives an other view and the tusks look smaller. Same happens when you make a frontal photo or from behind. Tusks always look longer from behind.
Other important thing... I checked the left ear from the tusker by your link and Isilo... shape and earmarks are similar.
This is what I can say about it. :)


Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:Aat,
I like your Tembe update -- there are some serious tuskers on it.

But I still need some comment from you re. the Tembe tusker I mentioned to you (about 2 weeks ago) that I found on Facebook. This tusker does NOT look like Isilo to me, yet his tusks are bigger/longer than any other Tembe tusker you have on your sight. I would guess that his right tusk is longer than/equal to Isilo's, but his left tusk may be a bit shorter.

I put it on my timeline and am trying to send you a link.
https://www.facebook.com/friedrich.vonh ... ef=tn_tnmn

This tusker has a huge curved left tusk, and a very straight, thinner right tusk that must touch the ground. Just use the above URL address to look. Would love to find his name!

God bless,

Friedrich von Hörsten


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