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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Wild about cats » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:02 am

Hi Aat

Saw this ellie on the H9 from Letaba to Phalaborwa Gate. He wouldn't look at me, but I got these:

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Is this Mighty Craic? :?: :hmz:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:36 pm

Ngodzi. Seen between Olifants and Letaba.

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Madzopfurini. Seen at Mopani.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:20 pm

Wild about Cats,
Yes you have seen Mighty Craic. ID by his tusks, collar and area. I was doubting a bit because of his right ear, but on your photo the little hole is not visible. Enlarging the picture did not help, but looking at the structure of his right ear I am sure it's him.

Good to see more activity again here, was quiet for some time.
Thanks all for sending photos to me, nice challenge to update several tusker pages again. !! :dance:

Wild about cats wrote:Hi Aat

Saw this ellie on the H9 from Letaba to Phalaborwa Gate. He wouldn't look at me, but I got these:


Is this Mighty Craic? :?: :hmz:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:24 pm

Guinea Pig,
Thanks for sending the pics :thumbs_up: and happy I could help a bit with ID'ing
New for me is that Ngodzi is listed now at Letaba Hall :D :)

[quote="Guinea Pig"]We saw one of the current Big 10 as listed at the Elephant Hall and an upcoming tusker.

Ngodzi. Seen between Olifants and Letaba. One of the Big 10


Madzopfurini. Seen at Mopani. The upcoming "youngster"

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Guinea Pig » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:34 am

I had to Edit my post, Aat! DuQues made a photo at the Elephant Hall with his camera of the elephant that looked like the one we saw. We and the staff thought it was Ngonyama - one of the Big 10. We had already downloaded the photo's onto the portable hard disk so couldn't compare. When I checked your site at home, I realized it was Ngodzi. The left tusk is shorter not curved like Ngonyama's. Ngodzi is still not a big boy. Sorry bout that!

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:49 am

Guinea Pig,
ok... no problem at all, was just wondering :) :)
Letaba Hall info is not really up-to-date regarding emerging tuskers :wink:

Guinea Pig wrote:I had to Edit my post, Aat! DuQues made a photo at the Elephant Hall with his camera of the elephant that looked like the one we saw. We and the staff thought it was Ngonyama - one of the Big 10. We had already downloaded the photo's onto the portable hard disk so couldn't compare. When I checked your site at home, I realized it was Ngodzi. The left tusk is shorter not curved like Ngonyama's. Ngodzi is still not a big boy. Sorry bout that!

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby BTSK » Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:40 pm

Great pictures of the tuskers , thanks for sharing :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Wild about cats » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:33 pm

Aat wrote:Wild about Cats,
Yes you have seen Mighty Craic. ID by his tusks, collar and area. I was doubting a bit because of his right ear, but on your photo the little hole is not visible. Enlarging the picture did not help, but looking at the structure of his right ear I am sure it's him.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:31 pm

Mavumbye was just seen at the Satara watering point on Webcam - unfortunately the irrational swinging of the camera from L to R and zooming in and out combined with the long delay of posting a scene, made it impossible for several viewers to capture him properly.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby MATTHYS » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:03 pm

Not an irrational swinging of the camera, 100ponder.
Please see the rationale for the touring/auto angle here.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby arks » Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:45 pm

Altho I do not have time to watch the cams often, I also find the "movement" frustrating -- just when I'm seeing something interesting, the cam changes angle and the sighting is lost :twisted: Altho your link states that when there is "activity" the cam will not change angles, I have never found this to be so. Just another reason why I watch the cams so infrequently.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby MATTHYS » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:02 pm

We would not have had (and sorry for going off topic in this thread) such wonderful close ups without the angles changing and I do miss you posting @cams, Arks.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:31 pm

About cams ? would like to see tuskers here.... :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

MATTHYS wrote:We would not have had (and sorry for going off topic in this thread) such wonderful close ups without the angles changing and I do miss you posting @cams, Arks.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:08 am

@ ALL

Another collared tusker added to the site
He is collared by STE (Save the Elephants) and named by them: INTWANDAMELA
This means : "he who greets you with fire in his eyes"

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http://www.tuskersofafrica.com/tuskersnp/intwandamela.htm

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Wildkyker » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:30 pm

Good day Aat
It has been a long time for me to post a tusker. I need some help with this one. During my visit to Kruger the past December I did not see many thet would fit the bill for Tusker. This was the only one I thought might.
Just outside Shingwedzi. Not the best pictures I know but he wouldnt let me get more.

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Can you ID him?


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