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 Post subject: Re: Missing trunk
Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:43 pm 
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Not seen this lady, but seen 2 bulls at different times - one at Shingwedzi I saw several times. He fed by throwing his trunk over branches and dragging them towards him, or managing to wedge grass tussocks between his foot and trunk stump and sort of tossing them upwards to his mouth. I watched him for ages!

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 Post subject: Re: Missing trunk
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We saw this ellie in 2008 near Talamati. :( Hope it's still around. :pray:

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 Post subject: Re: Missing trunk
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Hi Flutterby, thanks for the picture it looks like the same lady. I have her on video and the stump length and shape looks similar.

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 Post subject: Re: Missing trunk
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I think we saw her at kumana dam in october, too. She was in a very good shape - took a few pics:

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 Post subject: Re: Missing trunk
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Wow Rookie, it looks like the same ellie...she certainly is a brave lady!! :clap:

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 Post subject: WIERD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
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I was in the Park over Easter and saw the strangest giraffe. It had a large hump running down its face and its jaw was skew. When it chewed it did so with a sissor motion (up and down) not side to side. It also had a skew horn and it could not use it's tongue like other giraffe to strip the branches of their leaves, instead she used her lips to take off the leaves. She was in good condition but obviously had a serious facial defect. Has anybody else seen her?


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 Post subject: Re: WIERD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
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This is the photos of the giraffe. Any ideas what is wrong

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 Post subject: Re: WIERD ANIMAL SIGHTINGS
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It is hard to tell from the photos but I would hazard a guess that at some stage the giraffe received a very powerful kick to the face, which broke the jaw and pushed the facial bones out of alignment
and while the fracture has healed she has been left with some disabilities, but is capable of adapting
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Its truly amazing how animals do adapt to disabilities.

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 Post subject: Elephant with half a trunk
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Hi, I saw this elephant with only half a trunk somewhere on the main road between the Tropic of Capricorn and Shingwedzi camp.
Do you know this elephant?
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What could have caused this to happen? Could it have been a snare?


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 Post subject: Re: Elephant with half a trunk
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I remember an ellie like this from a visit 4 years ago. He watched me set up camp at the fence and I spent a while with him later watching him eat by flinging his trunk over branches and pulling them to his mouth and trapping grass between his trunk and front foot and tossing it up to his mouth. He was a lovely restful ellie. I believe it was a snare that caused the damage.

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