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Re: Skukuza

Unread postby Dotty » Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:39 pm

read here
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Re: Skukuza

Unread postby Micetta » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:21 pm

Or here.

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Re: Male Elephant

Unread postby carolynn » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:03 am

Hi Brummygal and welcome to the forums :) We saw this elephant too when we were in the park 2 weeks ago. As far as I know it is Skukuza, and he does wear a collar, and I think the one tusk was damaged and broke during transit or soon after arrival??
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Re: Male Elephant

Unread postby HoepHoep » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:51 am

The one and only during June 2009.

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A better photo from January 2007

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My latest trip report to Addo during June 2009:
http://www.sanparks.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=34300

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Re: Afslurpie

Unread postby Addo Elephant » Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:19 am

Munchkin wrote:Now a question! Does the matriarch of a group remain so until she dies or is there a "passing on of the baton" so to speak?


It is more like a "passing on of the baton" which occurs gradually. As the matriarch gets very old (around the 60s), she becomes weaker and less mobile. The herd may leave her alone for periods of time as they move on and she moves less and less (her last set of teeth wear down and she cannot feed efficiently and so becomes weaker).

Her oldest daughter may take over as the matriarch or the herd might split into two groups with their own matriarchs (depending on the size of the herd and other social factors). This happens before she dies.
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Addo Elephant Bulls

Unread postby antone » Mon Dec 14, 2009 7:40 am

What is the situation with the KNP bulls introduced a few years back to increase the gene pool? Have they fathered any offspring as yet?
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Re: Addo Elephant Bulls

Unread postby carolynn » Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:33 pm

Sorry, Antone, I cann ot answer that- but am also interested to hear a reply from someone who knows. We have seen Skukuza twice, and always he has been alone - but I suppose that doesn't mean he doesn't pay a visit to the rest of the ellies. We saw V Moosa last week at Marion Baree with about 15 other ellies, and have seen him before with others too, so he does seem to be more sociable. Interesting question - I hope someone answers. :)
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Re: Addo Elephant Bulls

Unread postby carolynn » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:41 pm

Skukuza is the easiest, as he only has one large tusk and has a collar fitted. Don't know how to post pics yet (new year's resolution...), sorry :redface:
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Re: Addo Elephant Bulls

Unread postby J.J. » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:53 am

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Re: Addo Elephant Bulls

Unread postby carolynn » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:01 am

Tom124 wrote:As am I! Elephant park or not, ellies are always fantastic to behold :mrgreen:


The name of Addo "Elephant Park" could be a bit misleading - makes it sound almost like a zoo!!?- never thought of it before :? Just in case there are some people wondering, they are still in the wild and you have no guarantee of seeing them on a trip. I know of a group visiting for the day and not seeing a single elephant - sounds umlikely, but still true! Addo is a great place to view ellies - nice photo JJ. :thumbs_up:
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Avryl - Goodbye!

Unread postby Apple » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:59 am

:( Sad to hear of the passing of this great Matriarch. May her place in the Addo not be forgotten for a long time.

Can someone confirm that this leaves Afslurpie as the oldest Cow in the Park?
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Re: Avryl - Goodbye!

Unread postby TAM » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:43 am

Hey guys, this upset me so much when I heard, where do I find a pic of her, I took so many photos of this old Matriarch in December 2009, I think it might be her.....please help?

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Re: Avryl - Goodbye!

Unread postby Eagle Owl » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:19 pm

Just heard about this from my neighbour. Although we haven't been to Addo yet it is still very sad! :cry: I would like to see some photos of her.

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Re: Avryl - Goodbye!

Unread postby kathy sa » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:02 pm

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That is such sad news...
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Twin baby elephants at Addo

Unread postby Elephant's Eye » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:35 pm

Anyone tell me when these twins were born? And their names? :hmz:

We saw them at Addo on 6th March this year.

Link to blog http://elephantseyegarden.blogspot.com/ ... all-5.html


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