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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:33 pm

Welcome back Aat :D :dance: :dance:
:mrgreen: What a trip!!!! Wow!!
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Pumbaa » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:35 pm

Welcome back Aat,

sounds you had a more than stunning trip :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thanks for putting our "tusker" in your database :k

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby anne-marie » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:06 pm

welcome back Aat :yaya:
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby BluTuna » Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:13 am

Hi Aat, welcome back from what sounds like an awesome trip :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

We were in the Park for a few days last month and saw a couple of guys with fair sized tusks but I'm not sure if they are big enough to be considered as Tuskers.

Both seen on the S28.

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Wed Dec 25, 2013 2:02 am

Hi BluTuna,
time flies...been more than a year we met. I think the bulls on your pictures are no tuskers yet. I know it's not always easy looking at pictures and estimate the tusks. I know their many with promising tusks.


[quote="BluTuna"]Hi Aat, welcome back from what sounds like an awesome trip :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Big Tuskers - Last Updates 2013 and rewards 2014

Unread postby Aat » Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:37 am

@ All

Just updated the Tusker site with updates for:
Shikomu , Masasana, Mandzemba, Marhumbini and Ngodzi
(I received recent pictures of all of them so good news , these tuskers are doing well)

Also an update for Muliluane (died in 2007) but received pictures of him made in 2007 (thanks Arno !)
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby salamanda » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:15 am

Thanks for the updates Aat, nice Christmas present for the tusker fans!

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Mike1916 » Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:47 am

I have just caught up on this thread and i love it as ,much as when i first found it in 2008 :D

Ellies are by far my favorite animal to sit and watch, i love seeing all this interest in the big tuskers and seeing pics people have taken in KNP :D

Thanks Aat for the wonderful website that you're running :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Thu Dec 26, 2013 11:36 pm

Thanks Mike and great you found this thread again.... Big Tusker MAC inspired me to create and maintain the tusker website , sadly he passed away in 2013. I think MAC left most valuable information ever by an elephant bull about many aspects of how they live , move etc etc... So I will keep on doing this as long it is possible for me, that's a promise

Mike1916 wrote:I have just caught up on this thread and i love it as ,much as when i first found it in 2008 :D

Ellies are by far my favorite animal to sit and watch, i love seeing all this interest in the big tuskers and seeing pics people have taken in KNP :D

Thanks Aat for the wonderful website that you're running :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby saraf » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:40 am

I've removed some of the posts on this thread and edited another.

The Mods need to have a chat with Aat over his ideas over the awards/rewards and how he envisions it working.
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Re: Big Tuskers

Unread postby Aat » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:34 pm

Tuskermites...
I am sorry that my idea about some simple award / reward is removed from the thread. Just a way to promote the search for Big Tuskers a little bit more and the award / reward was something like a nice poster of one of the Big Tuskers. It's not allowed by the moderators so I have to respect that.


saraf wrote:I've removed some of the posts on this thread and edited another.

The Mods need to have a chat with Aat over his ideas over the awards/rewards and how he envisions it working.

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Big Tuskers 2014

Unread postby Aat » Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:19 pm

@ ALL

2013 was a good tusker year and sad at the same time with the loss of some big tuskers.

I like to wish you all a splendid , healthy and wonderful 2014.....

Same wishes by the tuskers , this time by one of the new tuskers of 2013 Dungile

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Re: Big Tuskers 2014

Unread postby Aat » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:56 pm

@ ALL

Just an update:
The following tuskers have been updated with recent pictures. Some haven't been seen for several years.

Malopenyana, Madzopfurini, Mavumbye, Shikomu, Masasana, Ngodzi, Marhumbini

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Re: Big Tuskers 2014

Unread postby BTSK » Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:39 pm

I hope you will have a great 2014 too Aat.
I went through your tusker website once again with all the updates and it's getting more and more an impressive kind of document about the tuskers. Please continue doing this. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Aat wrote:@ ALL

Just an update:
The following tuskers have been updated with recent pictures. Some haven't been seen for several years.

Malopenyana, Madzopfurini, Mavumbye, Shikomu, Masasana, Ngodzi, Marhumbini

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Re: Big Tuskers 2014

Unread postby Aat » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:38 pm

BTSK,
Thanks and no doubt I will continue. Building up history per tusker, find new ones and follow them over the years is and was one of the purposes to start this tusker site. Many tuskermites send their pictures directly to me for ID an or for updating the tusker site, that's why I inform you here about updates.

BTSK wrote:I hope you will have a great 2014 too Aat.
I went through your tusker website once again with all the updates and it's getting more and more an impressive kind of document about the tuskers. Please continue doing this. :thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

Aat wrote:@ ALL

Just an update:
The following tuskers have been updated with recent pictures. Some haven't been seen for several years.

Malopenyana, Madzopfurini, Mavumbye, Shikomu, Masasana, Ngodzi, Marhumbini


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