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 Post subject: Skukuza at Addo
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:24 pm 
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During our last visit to Addo we again spotted a large bull elephant with one tusk missing. We first spotted him in Addo about four years ago. I wondered if anyone has since him lately. We were very lucky one morning to come across him, he was alone and we watch him for almost a hour. I would love to know if first of all is Skukuza his real name and how he is. If I remember rightly he has been brought down from Kruger.

I am hoping someone can help.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza at Addo
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:29 pm 
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Skukuza is a huge bull ellie in Addo, and has just one tusk. So you most probably did see him when you were in Addo. I have also been lucky enough to see him. I have a pic of him somewhere ... let me look for it.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza at Addo
Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:38 pm 
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Here is a pic I took in 2008 of Skukuza in Addo:
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Unread postPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:47 pm 
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Thank you, when was the last time you saw him?


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza at Addo
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Unfortunately the Gentle Giant Skukuza passed away after being killed by a younger bull on Thursday last week!

Here's a link to the article. News24


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza at Addo
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:42 am 
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It is sad, but not uncommon. Many elephants are killed in this way. A conflict between those big bulls are no joke!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza at Addo
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I just randomly stumbled across the article on the SANParks website (http://www.sanparks.org/parks/addo/news ... r_dies.php) - WOW! Not really sure what else to say :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza at Addo
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Wow. That's really sad news. I was lucky enough to see him in September, and I was blown away by how huge he was.


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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza at Addo
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Here's a photo I took of some people who were a little too close...

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