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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:33 pm 
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Welcome back Aat :D :dance: :dance:
:mrgreen: What a trip!!!! Wow!!

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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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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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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welcome back Aat :yaya:

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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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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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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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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 Post subject: Big Tuskers - Last Updates 2013 and rewards 2014
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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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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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Thanks for the updates Aat, nice Christmas present for the tusker fans!


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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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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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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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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

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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:

:popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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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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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers
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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.


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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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 Post subject: Big Tuskers 2014
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@ 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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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers 2014
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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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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers 2014
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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:

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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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 Post subject: Re: Big Tuskers 2014
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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.

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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:

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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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