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Big Tuskers (two new named ones)

Unread postby Aat » Sun Feb 17, 2013 6:55 pm

Happy to introduce two new named tuskers for Kruger NP

DUNGILE (Babalala - Shingwedzi area) and Mavumbye (Satara area)

DUNGILE
I met this promising tusker near Babalala picknick spot so in a unique moment for me I could pose together with him and make photo's of him being outside my car.

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You can see he was curious who was looking at him
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MAVUMBYE

I met this promising tusker just outside Satara camp and a few days later near the S90 but a bit further away.

Easy to recognize with his floppy right ear.

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and last picture

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Both new named tuskers are named after a little spruit like I follow the old kruger way of naming , like waterhole, river, spruit... where they have been recorded / photographed first.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:11 pm

Hi Aat,

Here is a photo of the floppy eared tusker we saw at Ngotso on 11/06/2012.

Could it be Mavumbye ?



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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby anne-marie » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:08 pm

:yaya: Aat, what a beautiful picture, you and him :clap:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Feb 18, 2013 1:09 am

100ponder,
Sure, no doubt it's him :thumbs_up:
and busy again at the thread... :) :)

[quote="100ponder"]Hi Aat,

Here is a photo of the floppy eared tusker we saw at Ngotso on 11/06/2012.

Could it be Mavumbye ?

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:51 am

Thanks Aat - Now floppy ear has a beautiful name - Mavumbye !

I like your naming convention - streams and waterholes - they sound so fitting to KNP.

Also like the photo of you and Dungile together - one can see this Elephant Whisperer
has been accepted as a citizen of KNP.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby BTSK » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:39 pm

Great pictures of the tuskers and super !! to see two new ones :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Big Tuskers - site update

Unread postby Aat » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:19 pm

@ ALL

Thanks to several tuskermites and other tusker friends I could update the tusker site for:

NKOMBO, NGONYAMA, MAKUNGWE, NHLOWA and MAVUMBYE

Cheers ! :thanx:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Jock » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:45 am

Always the first thread I come to look at whenever I get a chance to surf the forum. Awesome tuskers as usual. Hope to find some when i go to Kruger in May.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:37 pm

I have been going through some old tusker photos and found the below two photos by my daughter Lizz.

We found this elephant far out to the east of the S90 a few kilometer north of the S41 junction.

Pardon the quality - the elephant was some 500m out in the veld and the photo was taken with a small pocket camera.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Impisi08 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:49 pm

28 January 2013 - H1-4, appr. 10 kilometers north of Satara:

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25 January 2013 - H6:

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24 January 2013 - S143 - Tropic of Capricorn Loop, close to Tihongonyeni:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:50 am

Wonderful sightings Impisi08 ! ! ! :clap: :clap:

You can go to Aat's website http://www.tuskersofafrica.com/ to ID the tuskers - the last one is
"Marhumbini" for sure. [ He seem to frequent the "Tihongonyeni" area.]

Your second tusker is most likely "Sibotwana", but I think Aat will be better qualified to ID him.

The first tusker is quite interesting - I cannot ID him from the photos on Aat's web site although
he look a lot like a similar but unidentified tusker we had seen in the same area some 3 years
ago, but we will have to wait for Aat to ID him.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:55 pm

Impisi08,
Great catch with these tuskers :thumbs_up:

Like 100ponder said , last one is Marhumbini.
Glad to see him again... he is a bit more special to me since I met him several times at very small distance. :) :)

The other ones I am not sure... second one could be Shibotwana, but I can't see the hole in his left ear.

Please can you send the pictures to me in larger format ? So I can try to see the details better..
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Impisi08 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:39 pm

Thank you 100ponder and Aat. I have sent the photo's to you, Aat, including one where you can see the left ears of the "H6 elephant". I don't think it is Shibotwana but maybe I am wrong.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:25 pm

:clap: Wow, what a wonderful Thread :thanx: all :thumbs_up:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:23 pm

Thanks for sending the photo's Impisi08,
I checked them and idd it's not Shibotwana. Differences in ear and tusks. The other one you sent is also not a named one yet, but I'll keep all pics in my database and will check later on if I have more pics of these bulls.
If you find some time please send me the Marhumbini picture(s) so I can update his page with your recent sighting of him. :thumbs_up:

Impisi08 wrote:Thank you 100ponder and Aat. I have sent the photo's to you, Aat, including one where you can see the left ears of the "H6 elephant". I don't think it is Shibotwana but maybe I am wrong.


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