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 Post subject: PART II of PDF documents for ID tuskers also available
Unread postPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 8:52 pm 
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Hi All forumites,
I just launched two new documents that can be helpfull to ID the Tuskers you "meet" during your trips.
I promised this some time ago and I always keep my promises.

The PDF document Part I contains most of the current Tuskers in Kruger with Name, Characteristics and Range and... Pictures to recognize their special marks in the ears or other special ID information. I added some "arrows" on the pictures to make you aware where to look at.

Part II contains Duke, the female Tuskers and the New named and Promising ones

How to get it? Just go to as I call it OUR Tusker site
http://www.tuskersofafrica.com

look at the right site > and you find it, use the DOWNLOAD and save the files .....very easyyyy :whistle: :whistle: :whistle:

This is a first version of both documents.

If you meet these Tuskers don;t forget to contact me and/or send the pictures you made.

Hope you like it , it doesn't cost you a Rand, Dollar, Kudu or Euro..... it's just a help for free .... good luck :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: NEW... document (PDF) to ID the Tuskers you meet
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THANKS for all the nice, warm and positive reactions .... this really motivates me to continue with this Tusker project !!

BUT remember... I only can do this with your help by sending pictures of the tuskers you see during your trips...

To help me a bit: Please add your name (full name for copyright reasons) and date and location of the sighting.
Use the special mail address: tuskers@zeelandnet.nl

Well.... Tuskers and Tuskerina's :lol: I am looking forward to all incoming pictures and info.... please spoil me .... :dance:

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 Post subject: Part II also available now....
Unread postPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 12:18 am 
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Forumites, Tuskerites and Tuskerina's

Part II is also available now. :D :dance:
Containing our Duke, the female Tuskers and the New named and Promising ones.

Same action to get it: Go to my website
http://www.tuskersofafrica.com
Look at the right side of the page and find both downloads .....easy ...and hope this helps you with ID'ing your tuskers.

Have fun and enjoy

ps.... If you think I am mad ...... :hmz: :wink: (yessss)

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 Post subject: Re: NEW documents Part I and II (PDF) to ID the Tuskers
Unread postPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:05 am 
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Micetta wrote:
Aat, you are a star :clap: :clap:


Thanks Micetta and others,
Very friendly but a star....? no..... just a junior exploring and learning every day.
Was just thinking...with 53 I am almost same age as Duke...hahaha

You know what makes me shine like a star... smiling from ear to ear and and gives me that special "moved" feeling .... ?

The words in and between the lines in many reaction here and by mail.... that an increasing number of people are or getting interested in the Tuskers, male and female, young and older....
People who spend time now to go through their "old" photo's / albums to see if they can find Tuskers among them.... I think of Issi sending me pictures from 2001, I see OWN finding a picture of Masitorata.... and many other sending very "fresh" pictures or older ones from some to many years ago... so more and more people are busy with them.... RUMURUTI expressed that in the Big Tuskers forum.... I got email from Safari agents and rangers asking for ID material for their guests.....etc etc....

This all was en is one of my goals and ....shining again..... IT WORKS...... :D :D

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 Post subject: Re: Part II also available now....
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Pumbaa and OWN,
Hope it works all fine with the documents..... next stage is that I can sit down...relaxed and waiting for pictures coming in with name , location and date... all identified and saving me lots of time :) :) :) :popcorn:

So from now one next set of rules are installed: :rtm: :rtm: :rtm:
Some pictures at some distance to cover him complete
Some pictures of the tusks
Some pictures of the left and right ear

In case the tusker does not cooperate people have to talk to tusker and wait with all patience he moves and pose the right way.
To make the tusker doing this, just tell him he will be on the internet forever and his pictures will be available for the cow's to select a "good" one for a date..... :whistle: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

have fun

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 Post subject: Re: PART II of PDF documents for ID tuskers also available
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Anne-Marie,
Thx for the pictures you sent :thumbs_up:

By "activating" people to pay more attention to the tuskers (named or promising) it looks like there are more bulls with promising tusks then assumed.
It was and is a challenge to try to classify these new ones but worth to do it...
I add the pictures of the promising ones are to the archive and in time I will "name" them and add them to the site and the documents.

Reactions are positive about the two documents and even got some pictures by mail where people recognized bulls they photographed even some years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: PART II of PDF documents for ID tuskers also available
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Salamanda,
I will keep them updated.
Other ones I will add as soon I get info they are still there.
Some of them have not been seen for a long long time, they are "gone" or hiding somewhere.
For some Tuskers I just don't have detailed material so it makes no sense to add them at the moment.

I don;t know where you go in the park but if you get to Punda Maria , please ask the local Ranger if Sikele is still around.
Try to capture Tsotsi (Letaba area) , ask the local rangers if he is around somewhere. He often can be found near Letaba Restcamp.

have fun !!

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 Post subject: Re: PART II of PDF documents for ID tuskers also available
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Thanks for ALL your hard work Aat :D This IS a valuable tool
for us all!!! :clap:

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 Post subject: Re: PART II of PDF documents for ID tuskers also available
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Thanks this is great thread by someone who also cares. :clap: :clap:

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Hi Aat,
Me thinks you already know how what I think about your work, its coming out to be one of the first real Big Tusker data base open to all and this is something more than special.

What really has happened in the last year or so and is continuously happening is that you have and are creating awareness first of all among the forum members and now even outside the forum. This very rarely happens and it really pleases me to see all these people participating.

I am more than certain that at this pace your Big Tusker data base will become the most important available and all this is uniquely because of your dedication.

Bravo!! :clap:





Now, enough with the sweet words and lets hear about the Big Tusker Marriage Agency you are planning to put on line!! :D

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Aat's last post is from may 27th and I have saved the doc. and given compliments then. What is new here? :?


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Just more compliments!!!! :D

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Agree :thumbs_up:


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 Post subject: Re: PART II of PDF documents for ID tuskers also available
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Micetta,
between last post in may and today is two new versions of the documents...smile :whistle:

@Rumuruti... Please don;t talk so much , spend your time on calendars and posters etc......hahahahahaha....
All respect for your dedication Andy :clap: :clap:

And mhhhhhhhhhh by friday 8th october I am in kruger for 4 weeks .. :) :) :) :cam: :cam:

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 Post subject: Re: PART II of PDF documents for ID tuskers also available
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Aat, I can assure you that I have them all, thank you :thumbs_up: :D


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