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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:17 am

Hi tuskermites,

BIGTUSKERS has gone very quiet lately - whats happening ? No one found big tuskers over our winter holiday ? !

Any-case, the "VOET SPORE TEAM" did find a BIG tusker !
[ Visit them on - https://www.facebook.com/voetspore/photos_stream ]

Here is their BIG tusker from Tsavo East :-

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Pvdburg » Sun Jul 28, 2013 4:54 pm

That's a real Big Tusker.
Thanks for sharing 100ponder

And idd it's quiet with the tusker postings.
It is a result of Aat's tusker documents so people feel they don't have to post the pictures anymore for ID ? :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Philip1 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 7:48 am

:mrgreen: Thank you all for sharing and updating our Knowledge "Re: Big Tuskers". :thumbs_up:
:clap: The pics of the "Big Giants" are Fantastic. :clap:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Gavin E » Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:00 pm

Magnificent pic 100P, would love to visit Tsavo one day!
Here is a bit of a challenge, saw this bull just outside Letaba 2009, he stayed on the other side of the river so pics are not the best, any takers?
Ps: thanks for the great new documents Aat!
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:30 pm

Hi Gavin,

The tusker you saw at Letaba in 2009 was most likely Tsotsi - compare the skin folds on there trunks just below the lip line.

The small notch halfway up the right ear reminds of Mculu but I think the tusker you had photographed has longer tusks than Mculu.

Aat, what do you think ?

Gerrie.

PS :- I like to post BIG tuskers from non-SANPARKS areas as I am sure all us tuskermites will always appreciate any GOOD tusker.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:17 pm

Gavin,
For me no doubt about this one. It's TSOTSI and glad to see some great pics of him. Once more I am worried about him since I haven't seen any recent pictures of him for some years now. And ... it's not a tusker you don't photograph if you see him with these tusks.
Letaba area and around Letaba camp was his "home" so what happened.... disappeared to Mozambique or victim of a fight ...?
Gavin, please send me these pics so I can add some pictures to his pages to enrich the overview of this big tusker.
tuskers@zeelandnet.nl
Thanks :thumbs_up:

100ponder wrote:Hi Gavin,

The tusker you saw at Letaba in 2009 was most likely Tsotsi - compare the skin folds on there trunks just below the lip line.

The small notch halfway up the right ear reminds of Mculu but I think the tusker you had photographed has longer tusks than Mculu.

Aat, what do you think ?

Gerrie.

PS :- I like to post BIG tuskers from non-SANPARKS areas as I am sure all us tuskermites will always appreciate any GOOD tusker.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Gavin E » Fri Aug 02, 2013 9:01 pm

Thanks 100p and Aat for the ID on Tsotsi, must say he was magnificent bull to see (wish i had a better camera and lense at the time!). Lets hope somebody finds him soon. Will send the pics Aat.
Many thanks guys.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:15 pm

Hi Tuskermites !

Big Tuskers still remains quiet - maybe some of the tusker fanatics are visiting KNP this long weekend and we see some interesting sightings being posted during next week.

Some months ago Aat added Mavumbye with his floppy ear to the TUSKERSOFAFRICA website and now Tembe has its own "Floppy ear" with slightly larger tusks and all :-

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Pumbaa » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:09 am

We met this bull on 16.02.13 around 12,30 o'clock on the H1-3 shortly before the turn off to Nkaya pan -
I am more than sure that this is Shibotwana, however, his right tusk is no longer existing :? This was already the fourth time we had the honour in meeting him. More you can read in my relevant trip eport.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:36 am

Pumbaa,
Idd, no doubt it is Shibotwana. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up: Pity he has lost his right tusk.

[quote="Pumbaa"]We met this bull on 16.02.13 around 12,30 o'clock on the H1-3 shortly before the turn off to Nkaya pan -
I am more than sure that this is Shibotwana, however, his right tusk is no longer existing :? This was already the fourth time we had the honour in meeting him. More you can read in my relevant trip eport.

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Big Tuskers - Update

Unread postby Aat » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:43 am

Hi Tuskermites,

Time for a short update about the tusker site over the last few months:

- New tusker added today (august 10th) named KOMAPITI (living in the south (Pretoriuskop - Afsaal area) Promising tusker

- Previous new tuskers: Shikomu, Nwanetsi, MaTimba, Dungile and Mavumbye

- Updated Xipembane, Malopenyana and Boyala (received pictures of Boyala made in 2009 before he broke his right tusk), Zambhala, Mahlahini, Mandzemba & Tinyarhini

- Updated the tusker documents recently for South, Central and North sections

Thanks all for your support and posts and entries :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Big Tuskers - Update

Unread postby BTSK » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:07 am

Thanks for all you do for us !!

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:14 am

:thumbs_up: Thanks for the update Aat :clap:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:49 pm

At your service :wink: :wink: :wink:

RosemaryH wrote::thumbs_up: Thanks for the update Aat :clap:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Jock » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:46 am

Aat :thumbs_up:
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