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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:16 am 
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Just a question, any recent sightings of Tsotsi ?

Up to a year ago there were several reports per year of sightings of him every year, but for the past year just nothing ?


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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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Haven't seen any pictures of him for a long time.
Since he was always around Letaba I assume he died but his carcass has never been found.
I mentioned this some time ago on this forum. Like Tsotsi also some other tuskers haven'n been seen / reported for a long long time, like Bakoor in the north and Muliluane in the south.

The number of officially named tuskers is getting down rapidly.

Died over the last few years:
Alexander
Masorini
Hlanganini
Mandhevhu
Timaka
Tsendze
Duke

Presumed dead:
Tsotsi
Bakoor

The only relative good news is that we all together found new ones including big tuskers



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Just a question, any recent sightings of Tsotsi ?

Up to a year ago there were several reports per year of sightings of him every year, but for the past year just nothing ?

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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We saw this collared fellow at Shingwedzi on the 2nd September - I think it's Mpenza.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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Well done , IDD it is Mpenza. Great sighting and great pics... !! :thumbs_up:
You know where to send them ? :)

"Funny" thing with this collared bull is that no-one can tell me who collared him , what I know is that the collar does not work anymore (info from Save The Elephants org) they asked around for me but sofar no answer about the "owner"

[quote="Flutterby"]We saw this collared fellow at Shingwedzi on the 2nd September - I think it's Mpenza.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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Thanks for confirming the ID Aat, and the interesting info! :thumbs_up: I have a few more pics of him...do you prefer RAW files or JPEG?

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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Flutterby,
It is just great to see more and more people can ID the ones they saw :) :)
Please in JPEG that fine for me and thanks ahead :thumbs_up:

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Thanks for confirming the ID Aat, and the interesting info! :thumbs_up: I have a few more pics of him...do you prefer RAW files or JPEG?

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:05 am 
Great pics Flutters.

Wonder what control there is if no one knows who collared him.

At least the different groups working on ellies can communicate with each other and share information if possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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Hi Aat,

I'm battling to get your email address from your site...could you PM it to me? :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:40 am 
tuskers@zeelandnet.nl

There is Aat's e-mail for you.


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Thanks Joao! :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
Unread postPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:10 pm 
It is a fluttering pleasure. :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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Might this be the same ellie?
Saw him on the S50 near Kanniedoodam one afternoon.

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Also saw this ellie cow on the H1-5.


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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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Petro,
The collared tusker you saw is a named one (by STE Save the Elephants org) and is called MUNE.
When did you see him ?

[quote="Petro Rossouw"]Might this be the same ellie?
Saw him on the S50 near Kanniedoodam one afternoon.

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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@ All - In general

I updated the tusker site several times last month(s) , many additions of pictures sent by you forumites and others who are not at this forum (anymore for different reasons or chosen not to do)

Thanks all again !! :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
Unread postPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:59 am 
Aat

I saw the picture changes on the website and there are some great new pictures added.
It is nice to have the pictures available for ID purposes. It is always nice to try and ID a tusker before referring it to the specialist in the Netherlands.


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