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Hi Jock. As I posted on the Nyala threa this is much more likely a male whos testes have not developed properly

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Good afternnon fellow forumites

Been thiniking about posting this thread for a while. When I was in the KNP over Dec/Jan I saw a few interesting animals-single horned Impala, and one that had a horn going rather horizontally rather than vertically. Also saw a few elephants with only one tusk. And for those fortunate to have seen Duke will all be ready to post photos of him with only one tusk which was broken. Two years ago I saw a tail-less elephant. There is also a posting on the forum of an elephant with a short trunk.
A bit of research has shown that sightings of a single horned Buffalo has been made, as well as a single horned Roan and I have seen a single horned Sable, though not in the KNP.
I will try and post my photos of the horizontal horned impala, (i'm still struggling with this) and the tail-less elephant.
Let's have some sightings of such unusual/abnormal animals-Now a single eared elephant would be quite something! A tail-less lion would not be enjoyable?

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I have seen quite a few single horned impala - I think the horns break when the males are fighting. Saw one with a horn dangling obviously just broken.

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I don't have any with a 'dangling' horn - but will keep a lookout for animals to photograph! I should have a one-horned impala photo somewhere....will have to search. I've got a one-horned kudu too somewhere....

Meanwhile here is a female impala with horns
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A giraffe with a 'crumpled' horn
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A zebra that 'got away'
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And a cow elephant with tusks which cross behind her trunk. I first saw her 3 years ago, and then recently again
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Wow...ej!!!
Interesting indeed....that is one lucky Zebbie.... :shock:

Does she limp?

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CC - saw the zeb near the beginning of the S100 with a group that crossed the road in front of me. I did not notice anything strange about her walk at that point - she must have been almost incapacitated for a while so it is amazing that she was not picked off while injured, especially in that part of the park!

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Hi Ecojunkie

That is amazing photos! Thanks for sharing! :thumbs_up:

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I took this picture last June near the Ntandanyathi hide. It was late in the day and as you can see, the sun was in the wrong place...
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This is the first picture I have tried to post and although I read the tutorials I still feel as tho I'm flying without a parachute.


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I found these strange horns in Pieter Steyn's Trip Report...


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Hi Curious Canadian

That is an amazing sight. Most unusual. Thanks for posting.

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Impala was near Letaba and Nyala was in Punda area

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Nyala is similar to the one taken by Pieter Steyn

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This ones nose attracted my attention , seen 4 Jan '09 on H14 , about 3 km from junction with H1-6 .

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:clap: Hey there Noel, so glad u raised this topic.Have just returned from 10 amazing days in the KNP and was wondering where I could post my sighting. While cruising from Satara on the S100 on the way to N'wanetsi, I sighted an elephant which I think might be an Albino. His ears when he... sorry or she (did not think to est. the sex) were pale pink, the rest of the body was a slightly darker pink. I took a shot or 2 with my camera :redface: which unfortunately rather old, but perhaps someone out there is familiar with it and can shed some lite on the subject. :? -will post fotos later if neccesary. :?:


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Hi Busheyes

I am looking forward to seeing your photos-please post asap.
Best thing to do with photos from an older camera- if is not digital, is to take it to one of these digital printing shops, who can scan it (from the actual photo, or from the negative) onto a disc and once you download these to a modernish computer, you will be able to edit it with a good photo-edit program. I have done so wiht quite a few of my photos (www.outdoorphoto.co.za and search for photos from noelcmn)

And thanks to Ndloti for that amazing pink nosed Buffalo- spooky!
And thanks too to Lorrainepring for that amazing detail of the Impala!

I am glad to see some forumites are quite observant when it comes to our wildlife. Lets have some more!

Havae a great day!

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I once saw this poor young zebra with a funny looking "thing" growing on his head. You could see that it was irritating him a lot as he shook his head about 10 times per minute to get rid of it. It was really bad seeing it but that is nature and nature will sort itself out!!

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