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Skukuza at Addo

Unread postby brummygal » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:24 pm

During our last visit to Addo we again spotted a large bull elephant with one tusk missing. We first spotted him in Addo about four years ago. I wondered if anyone has since him lately. We were very lucky one morning to come across him, he was alone and we watch him for almost a hour. I would love to know if first of all is Skukuza his real name and how he is. If I remember rightly he has been brought down from Kruger.

I am hoping someone can help.

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Re: Skukuza at Addo

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:29 pm

Skukuza is a huge bull ellie in Addo, and has just one tusk. So you most probably did see him when you were in Addo. I have also been lucky enough to see him. I have a pic of him somewhere ... let me look for it.
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Re: Skukuza at Addo

Unread postby DinkyBird » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:38 pm

Here is a pic I took in 2008 of Skukuza in Addo:
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Angry bull elephant - Addo

Unread postby jenismithies » Sun May 02, 2010 4:42 pm

Hi. My first posting. I have, on two occasions, come across a lone elephant bull that seems generally p'd off with the entire world. This time I got photos of him and his big attitude. He chased us (in reverse) for nearly a kilometre after appearing from the bush just in front of us. Has anyone else had this problem? I have heard through the grapevine that some people have and was just curious to find out.
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby Micetta » Sun May 02, 2010 5:02 pm

Hi jenismithies! A warm welcome to the forums :D

I have not met your "friend", but would love to see you photos of him :wink:

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby carolynn » Sun May 02, 2010 5:54 pm

And here is me saying I am not scared of the elephants in Addo!! I wonder if he is one of the Kruger imports- can we see a photo? :shock:
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby TheunsH » Sun May 02, 2010 11:16 pm

If this elephant is known to be causing problem by aggressive behavior, then the ranger should go and sort out the problem. It is sad but true. :(

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Re: Skukuza at Addo

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon May 03, 2010 1:42 am

It is sad, but not uncommon. Many elephants are killed in this way. A conflict between those big bulls are no joke!
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby Haupie » Mon May 03, 2010 3:17 pm

yes, please let us have a look? maybe the late skukuza?
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby BarkingMad » Mon May 03, 2010 8:41 pm

I am guessing that he is a Kruger import as he was wearing a collar ? . We were the 1st car in front of him. We had seen him coming through the bush towards the road, so had stopped the car and turned off the engine and waited with the intention of watching unobtrusively as he crossed the road. He stepped out into the road and started crossing it, then suddenly turned towards us. Both his tusks were short [as in broken off] which I would imagine would make him easily identifiable to those who know him. I will post a pic as soon as I fathom out how to insert one :)
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby CuriousCanadian » Mon May 03, 2010 8:51 pm

Skukuza had ONE tusk...here is a pic from Dinkybird...

DinkyBird wrote:Here is a pic I took in 2008 of Skukuza in Addo:
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BarkingMad wrote: I will post a pic as soon as I fathom out how to insert one :)


Look here... ;)
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon May 03, 2010 9:00 pm

Have you guys read about the Death of Skukuza?

I am just guessing that maybe tensions have been a bit high in Addo amongst the bigger Addo bulls?
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby jenismithies » Mon May 03, 2010 9:02 pm

This definitely wasn't Skukuza. Both his tusks were broken off quite short. Can someone please explain how to insert my photo? Can't figure this out! :huh:
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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby DinkyBird » Mon May 03, 2010 9:05 pm

Here is a tut on how to post pics.

You need to load your pic (not bigger than 800pix in width) on a site such as tinypic which will host the pic, and then post the link here.

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Re: ANGRY ELEPHANT BULL - ADDO

Unread postby BarkingMad » Mon May 03, 2010 9:14 pm

Thanks CuriousCanadian but I still can't get one uploaded. I don't want to have to join another photo sharing place and can't seem to get it right from my fotki site, so am going to try posting a link

edit: I have removed the link as I eventually got the photos displaying on the forum - they are on page 2 of this thread :)
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