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 Post subject: Skukuza Dead???
Unread postPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:31 pm 
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www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Tourists-watch-in-horror-as-elephant-gored-20100502

Is this True?

And very sorry if it has been posted somewhere, looked but could not find anything!

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Dead???
Unread postPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 11:49 pm 
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Wow...had not heard about that .....shame....

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Dead???
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:30 am 
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That is terrible news, he truly was a gentle giant. South gate area will never be the same again. :( :cry: :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Dead???
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:26 am 
Just read this article. Although it is nature, I’m not sure I would have enjoyed watching something like that. :(


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Agreed, Jumbo. :|

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Dead???
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:42 am 
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Just read this now, so sad :( Not the nicest news to wake up to and see in the morning. It's all part of the circle of life, but still a sad day...

Can someone tell me if this is Skukuza? We went to Addo in January, and snapped some pics of this one-tusked Elephant, and do not think there are too many missing a tusk, and now I am wondering if it is him.

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Dead???
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:58 am 
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Totsiens, ou grote! (farewell, big guy)

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 Post subject: Re: Skukuza Dead???
Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 3:13 pm 
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a sad say indeed. he was one of the things we always looked forward to in addo.

i remember a day at rooidam when he charged at our car!!! that made every subsequent visit even more exciting.

rest in peace, big guy!

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Unread postPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 4:56 pm 
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Very sad -- but that's nature :cry:

A question : will they leave his body to feed the scavengers or will they remove it ?

Surely there are not enough "natural" scavengers to reduce an ellie body ? Thinking lack of vultures here :hmz:


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Unread postPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:51 pm 
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HoepHoep wrote:
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Totsiens, ou grote! (farewell, big guy)


Hoep Hoep, I share your sentiments - though I never got to see the big guy! Rest in Peace O big One!

I just feel so sad, yet even though I know that nature has it's own rules!

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