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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:55 pm

:thumbs_up: thanks Aat.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby NetEk » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:19 pm

I'm sorry I know it's in here somewhere just can't find it right know (with 200 odd pages to read)

How to id a tusker it was something about the ear to somewhere and I just can't remember now Please help.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:20 pm

If you are looking at trying to id a specific elephant NetEk it is probably easiest to have a look here or post a pic of the elephant and you will be sure to get help with a positive id.
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Unread postby NetEk » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:04 am

I'm try to see if I can start Id on Mapungubwe tuskers (if they have any) but want to know which ellies to include and which not.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sat Jan 18, 2014 7:47 am

:thumbs_up: NetEk

The first post by Wild@Heart could be what you are looking for?
How to Spot an Emerging Tusker
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby bondm » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:18 pm

Hi Aat,

Just returned from my latest trip to the Kruger and spotted an elephant, which is maybe on your lists or a possible future Big Tusker.

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He was seen about half-way along the S100 River road on the 8th Dec last. The first pic shows a hole in the left ear which should aid ID.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby 100ponder » Sat Jan 18, 2014 4:21 pm

Hi "bondm", - a real wonderful tusker you have sighted !

I suspect it is Nuanetsi but could be wrong - that hole in the ear throws me a bit !

Hi NetEk, A tusk [ visible part ], when straightened and being as long as the distance from the lip-line to to the ear hole indicates a "potential" aspirant tusker.

You need to look at various views to include ALL the curves the tusk makes to find a true length from a distance.

I notice that nearly every tusker on Aat's website actually exceeds the "lip line to ear hole" distance by 20 or more centimeter - good on you Aat for maintaining such a good standard !

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:44 pm

Hi Malcolm,
Allthough not 100% I think you have seen NSEMANI. I don't have pics with the right ear yet so cannot compare , but looking at the tusks, size and shape and length and like you say a hole (small) in the left ear it makes me think it was him.
If you like , you can send larger format pics to me
tuskers@zeelandnet.nl
Probably I can have a better look that way.


bondm wrote:Hi Aat,

Just returned from my latest trip to the Kruger and spotted an elephant, which is maybe on your lists or a possible future Big Tusker.

He was seen about half-way along the S100 River road on the 8th Dec last. The first pic shows a hole in the left ear which should aid ID.

Keep up the good work.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby bondm » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:19 pm

Hi Aat, Will forward you larger format images - what resolution/file size do you want?

Sorry my mistake - the hole is actually in the right ear.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Jan 27, 2014 11:54 am

Malcolm,
if you are able to have the size somewhere between 500k - 2,5mb it's fine with me.
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bondm wrote:Hi Aat, Will forward you larger format images - what resolution/file size do you want?

Sorry my mistake - the hole is actually in the right ear.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:59 pm

bondm,
Received your pictures and with using the larger format I could see it's not Nsemani.
I also looked at pictures in my database (Satara area) and found pictures of this bull made by 3 other photographers so finally I could complete this puzzle. That means I will add a new tusker soon to the site.
Will announce him soon here.


bondm wrote:Hi Aat, Will forward you larger format images - what resolution/file size do you want?

Sorry my mistake - the hole is actually in the right ear.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby bondm » Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:55 pm

Hi Aat, Thanks for your reply and am awaitinga possible newly named tusker. Is your database of un-named tuskers available for general viewing or is it too large to put on your site? bondm

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sun Feb 09, 2014 12:59 am

It's always nice to have a new one on the site. It's just too much to put all not identified material on the site. I have limited space and no sponsors so have to look after the costs. Next to that I have to do some work for all these pictures (hundreds) before I can post them. So I created different folders for a number of areas in kruger and other locations where I keep them for checking and Id'ing. :)

bondm wrote:Hi Aat, Thanks for your reply and am awaitinga possible newly named tusker. Is your database of un-named tuskers available for general viewing or is it too large to put on your site? bondm

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Big Tuskers - new STE tusker Mighty Craic

Unread postby Aat » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:17 pm

@ ALL:

Just added a new tusker to the tusker site.
It's Mighty Craic, named by STE (Save the Elephants org) He is collared and roams the area between Letaba and Timbavati Reserve

Like to have a look at him?
link:
http://www.tuskersofafrica.com/tuskersnp/mightycraic.htm

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Re: Big Tuskers

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