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 Post subject: Past Tusker - Spirowiri
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:09 pm 
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Past Tusker - Spirowiri
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Origin of Name: This tusker was named by Dr Ian Whyte for the Spirowiri waterhole in the Shingwedzi River. (Spirowiri is the Tsonga word meaning ‘two difficult tasks’)
Range: Shingwedzi area in far northern Kruger National Park

Read more about Spirowiri here

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 Post subject: Tusker of Yesterday
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Hi Aat.

I met an uncle that has been going to Kruger for very much longer than I have. We started talking and it came to be that he took a picture of an Elephant presumed to be Spirowiri.

He took the picture at the Spirowiri waterhole in the Shingwedzi area in Oct 1989.

The photo was used in J. Marais book, Great Tuskers of Africa p114

Would you be able to confirm it to be Spirowiri? The photos of Spirowiri on your site Tuskers of Africa does not show him clearly.
How great to get these old photos of yesterdays Tuskers.

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 Post subject: Re: Tusker of Yesterday
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You wont be able to get an answer. Aat has left the SAParks website.


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 Post subject: Re: Tusker of Yesterday
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Contact him on his website. Im sure he will be happy to help you there.

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 Post subject: Re: Tusker of Yesterday
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Hi Wildkyker

I will get confirmation from the SANParks team for you :thumbs_up:

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 Post subject: Re: Tusker of Yesterday
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Wildkyker, what an amazing picture. Thanks for posting. What incredible tusks 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Tusker of Yesterday
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THAT is an impressive boy! Thanks for sharing.

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 Post subject: Re: Tusker of Yesterday
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Indeed an impressive bull!

It is confirmed by the SANParks team that this is the Past Tusker Spirowiri who was regularly seen between Shingwedzi and Red Rocks between 1989 and 1997.


Interesting information Wildkyker -thank you :thumbs_up:

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