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 Post subject: Identify an elephant with collar
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:00 pm 
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Please,

This elephant with a collar has been photographed on 15th August, this year in the early morning near the Ximangwaneni dam (on the gravel road to Talamati). Photo is not a high quality one. This elephant has a huge "hump" on the left side (underlined in red).
Why this elephant has a collar?

I hope that photo will be attached
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Ghislain Gosse
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 Post subject: Re: Identify an elephant with collar
Unread postPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:22 pm 
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Hi Ghislain Gosse and a warm welcome to the SANParks forum - :thumbs_up:

Hope you had a great time in Kruger recently.

There is no photograph of the Elephant - :hmz: :hmz: so identification is not possible. Please submit your photograph again.

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 Post subject: Re: Identify an elephant with collar
Unread postPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:32 pm 
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Ghislain,
I can't see the photo of the collared elephant.
Coming to your question: There are a few organizations active to track and trace the movements and life of elephants. One of them is STE (save the elphants). They have collared ellephants in different parts of africa and one of those area's is kruger.
Most "famous" and also a big tusker is MAC.
I have several collared ones at my tusker website (see link in signature) and if you like I can maybe help you.
Also Sanparks has collared a livind legend, called Duke. He lives in the southern part of kruger (Crocodile Bridge up to Tshokwane). He lost both big tusks and since they like to add his scull to the Letaba Hall they collared him to track him quickly when he dies. Duke is in his 50'ties and on his last set of teeth.


Ghislain Gosse wrote:
Please,

This elephant with a collar has been photographed on 15th August, this year in the early morning near the Ximangwaneni dam (on the gravel road to Talamati). Photo is not a high quality one. This elephant has a huge "hump" on the left side (underlined in red).
Why this elephant has a collar?

Ghislain Gosse
ghislain.gosse@orange.fr


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 Post subject: Re: Identify an elephant with collar
Unread postPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:34 pm 
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Hello to everybody,

Many thanks for the tutorials "How to post photo"

I hope now to be able to attach the photo of the elephant with a collar.

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Thanks for your help

Ghislain


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 Post subject: Re: Identify an elephant with collar
Unread postPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Now your picture is visible I can ID him for you.
His name is Mellow , named by the STE (Save The Elephants) org.
By the collar they can track and trace some elephants to learn more about their movements.
I get a report every few months so I can see where some of them are, like Mac. Mac was recently in the Mopani area (near Tsendze riverbed)


Ghislain Gosse wrote:
Hello to everybody,

Many thanks for the tutorials "How to post photo"

I hope now to be able to attach the photo of the elephant with a collar.

Thanks for your help

Ghislain


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 Post subject: Re: Identify an elephant with collar
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:05 am 
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Now your picture is visible I can ID him for you.
His name is Mellow , named by the STE (Save The Elephants) org.


Hi Aat,

Many thanks for the identification
To put a name on an elephant gives a new dimension to this great animal, more affective!
Do you know the origin of the "hump/tumour" on its left side?

Again, many thanks for your help

Ghislain


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 Post subject: Re: Identify an elephant with collar
Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:09 pm 
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YW :)
the origin CAN BE the result of a fight with another bull.
Not that long ago (about a year ago) MAC had a similar injury but healed well.


Ghislain Gosse wrote:
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Now your picture is visible I can ID him for you.
His name is Mellow , named by the STE (Save The Elephants) org.


Hi Aat,

Many thanks for the identification
To put a name on an elephant gives a new dimension to this great animal, more affective!
Do you know the origin of the "hump/tumour" on its left side?

Again, many thanks for your help

Ghislain


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