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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Shushin » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:20 pm

Could he be Tihongonyeni or even Nwambu not sure but nice looking fella. :D

Does anyone know what happend to Marhumbini trunk?
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:38 pm

naomi c,
Thanks for posting ...Marhumbini is a kind of friend , seen him several times but not during last trip. It's great to see him again !!
If you have a few minutes please send his pictures to me
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:47 pm

naomi c,
The one with the collar is Mune. He is collared by STE (Save The Elephants) org.
I can see at the tracking reports I get from STE he was in that area that time.

Love to get these pics as well :gflower: :gflower:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:05 pm

Shushin,
I think Marhumbini was injured by a crocodile long time ago.

Shushin wrote:Could he be Tihongonyeni or even Nwambu not sure but nice looking fella. :D

Does anyone know what happend to Marhumbini trunk?

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:07 pm

naomi c,
I am not 100% sure but I think this Hlahleni (mainly seen in the Letaba area but many bulls travelling between Mopani and Letaba)
If you send me larg format pics I can check the details for you :) :)

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby okie » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:08 pm

[quote="Aat"]Shushin,
I think Marhumbini was injured by a crocodile long time ago.



Yeah , took a chunk from his trunk , so to speak :whistle:

We saw something similar last year .

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:03 pm

Love the images of the new big Tuskers :clap: :clap:

Will definitely look out for him on our next visit :cam:

I think this is floppy ear.....MAVUMBYE
Looks like there is a small bullet hole in his right ear.

Taken near Satara

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:45 pm

Hi Jan,
Funny to see there are two different bulls in the Satara area with a floppy ear, I received pictures of this same bull last week. But...this is not Mavumbye. Mavumbye has two bigger inward curving tusks and no little hole in his left ear. I will add the pictures to my database. The tusks of this bull are not that big ot thick so I doubt he will "turn" into a tusker later on... but you never know :)

This is Mavumbye... so you can see the diffrences
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[quote="Jan van Wyk"]Love the images of the new big Tuskers :clap: :clap:

Will definitely look out for him on our next visit :cam:

I think this is floppy ear.....MAVUMBYE
Looks like there is a small bullet hole in his right ear.

Taken near Satara
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Shingwedzi River just outside camp

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:45 pm

Anyone know this fella? I suspect Machachule

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Babalala Area

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:49 pm

This chappie to

very docile, babalala area

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:05 pm

Hi Gilbert,

Two really good tuskers you have posted above - where did you find the first one ?

[ It is not Mashachule nor Babalala - right ear markings don't correspond.]

You can always visit http://www.tuskersofafrica.com/tskmain/tuskersknp.htm to do some ID yourself.

The one you found in the Babalala area certainly is impressive !
[ But do not seem to be included in Aat's reference web site.]

Gerrie.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 3:53 pm

100ponder wrote:Hi Gilbert,

Two really good tuskers you have posted above - where did you find the first one ?

[ It is not Mashachule nor Babalala - right ear markings don't correspond.]

You can always visit http://www.tuskersofafrica.com/tskmain/tuskersknp.htm to do some ID yourself.

The one you found in the Babalala area certainly is impressive !
[ But do not seem to be included in Aat's reference web site.]

Gerrie.



Hello Gerrie

Spotted him in the Shingwedzi river about 5km from camp.

The Babalala one meanders in and out the picnic spot. When we were there, he went and drank at the dam

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Maybe not a Tusker, but definately a poser

Unread postby Gilbertr14 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:02 pm

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:39 pm

Great images

Thank you Aat for the info. ...thought I had capture one of the Big Tuskers,but will start all over again :think:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Kaapsedraai » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:25 pm

noel, alluded me to the tuskers that Aat is updating and then I visited his website. The one that stood out was the tusker, Nshawani. I took this photo in Dec'11 on S50 near the Nshawu waterholes, Mopani area and the elephant in the middle with broken left tusk looks like Nshawani. :hmz:

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Aat, I did send you the photo via the link on your website.
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