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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby JenB » Sun Jul 07, 2013 12:13 am

Aat wrote:JenB,
That morning is still to come ? :whistle: :whistle:

Sincere apologies Aat, I got side tracked. :redface:

We found this big boy on Voortrekker road in March 2012.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:39 am

Hi Kobus,

No ear markings are clearly visible on your photos but looking at the skin folds on the trunk and the tusk structure convinces me that you have seen Zambhala. The area also matches with Zambhala's stomping grounds.

BTW, I estimate his LH tusk @ approx 84lbs and his RH tusk @ 75 - 80 lbs.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sun Jul 07, 2013 10:54 pm

JenB,
The bull you have seen is not a named tusker yet... I have another picture of him in my database and I am 100% sure it's the same.
Looks promising.
JenB, if you have a spare minute please send your pics to me (larger format welcome) to
tuskers@zeelandnet.nl

For the other entries/posts... I agree with 100ponder about Zambhala and Mpenza before he lost his tusk.

I am working on new tusker documents and will let you know when they are ready.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby JenB » Sun Jul 07, 2013 11:00 pm

Thank you so much Aat and I most certainly will send you the pics to you! :D
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:25 am

Stunning sightings Gavin, Kobus, Jen. :clap: :clap: :clap: Thanks always for the stirling identification and collation efforts, Aat and 100P. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby KobusF » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:43 am

Thanks 100ponder :thumbs_up:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby stephan groen » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:40 pm

Hi All,

Been snooping around here as well as on Aat's website. I see that there still has not been any news or updates for the tusker known as Tsotsi. (He is also not listed as one of Aat's top 10 on his website).


Does anyone know something about him?
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:58 pm

stephan,
Tsotsi was most of the time around Letaba but haven't seen posts of him for several years now. Really don't know what happened to him. Moved away ? died ? I just don't know.

stephan groen wrote:Hi All,

Been snooping around here as well as on Aat's website. I see that there still has not been any news or updates for the tusker known as Tsotsi. (He is also not listed as one of Aat's top 10 on his website).


Does anyone know something about him?

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:45 pm

@ ALL

Forumites and Tuskermites

3 UPDATED PDF Documents (version 3) with all Tuskers of the Kruger NP are available for download per today, July 12th 2013

Go to:
http://www.tuskersofafrica.com

At top right side you can download all 3 documents. They are in PDF format so you can take them with you on your laptop or print them.
1 - For Northern Region of Kruger NP
2 - For Central region of Kruger NP
3 - For Southern region of Kruger NP

Have fun with ID'ing your Tuskers

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Please continue to post your Tusker sightings or inform me if you have seen one of them or maybe new potential ones. I like to keep the Tusker site updated as much as possible. Even if you could ID a Tusker by using these documents please let me know and post your pictures at the Big Tusker thread. If you need help...let me know. Thanks !!

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Wildkyker » Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:26 pm

Hi Aat
Thanx for the Tusker documents.
I was in Kruger in the past 2 weeks. Guess who I saw and got nice pics.

Zambhala if I am not mistaken,wich I could Identify thanx to your documents and hard work.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Jock » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:04 pm

Great pictures. Always a thrill when you find a promising tusker.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:00 pm

Wildkyker,
IDD no doubt , you have seen Zambhala. :clap: :clap: :clap:
I was just looking at your pics and the pics on his page from 2010. Comes to me his tusks are growing well. Love to have his pics , so if you have a few minutes to send them ?
tuskers@zeelandnet.nl
(please include name and date / location) makes it easier for me to file and post his pics)


[quote="Wildkyker"][color=#008000]Hi Aat
Thanx for the Tusker documents.
I was in Kruger in the past 2 weeks. Guess who I saw and got nice pics.

Zambhala if I am not mistaken,wich I could Identify thanx to your documents and hard work.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:15 am

Good spot and stunning pics Wildkyker :thumbs_up:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby sarafl » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:40 pm

Hello Everyone,

Aat I emailed this photo to you but wanted to also post it here. Taken on a night drive from Lower Sabie (sorry about the photo quality). Could this be a named tusker? He certainly was big enough to cause a huge fright when he charged us from behind a bush (luckily the guide smelled him and we were just able to zoom by before he made his appearance- amazing how stealthy they can be!) We were able to get this picture before he decided to go back behind his bush.


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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:52 pm

Sara,
Thanks for your email. It's Zambhala you have seen by night. :thumbs_up:

[quote="sarafl"]Hello Everyone,

Aat I emailed this photo to you but wanted to also post it here. Taken on a night drive from Lower Sabie (sorry about the photo quality). Could this be a named tusker? He certainly was big enough to cause a huge fright when he charged us from behind a bush (luckily the guide smelled him and we were just able to zoom by before he made his appearance- amazing how stealthy they can be!) We were able to get this picture before he decided to go back behind his bush.


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