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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:45 am

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Name the tusker who's name is the Tsonga word for "Lion"
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:35 am

The Tsonga word for lion is Ngala?
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:50 am

:( Not the one I'm looking for Grantmissy.
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:06 pm

I thought Ngala was Shangaan Grantmissy :hmz:
Will do some investigating :wink:
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:14 pm

:hmz: picked it up on Tsonga/Shangaan.

Wasn't a very good question now was it.... but lets try anyway.... the name was derived from an incident in 1956 when the ranger, who this tusker was named in honour of, was bitten by an lioness along the Timbivati spruit.
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:47 am

Ngonyama?
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 12:03 pm

Grantmissy :thumbs_up:

Emerging tuskers - the legend continues...
"Origin of Name: Named for Uys de Villiers (Tol) Pienaar who served in conservation for South African National Park for 36 years. (Ngonyama is the Tsonga word for ‘Lion’. This nickname derives itself from an incident on the 21st July 1956 when Tol was bitten by a lioness along the Timbavati spruit (where present day Roodewal camp is).Tol was also known for his green eyes that could flash like a lion’s when angry".
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Fri Apr 24, 2015 1:58 pm

Thank you Philip :thumbs_up: This was a very interesting one.
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:39 pm

Ngonyama is the one Grantmissy :)

I had a chat to someone and they said that Shangaan and Tsonga is pretty close with some referring to lion as Ngala and some to Ngonyama :thumbs_up: so sorry about the confusion in the initial question :gflower:
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:08 am

:D this was an interesting one Rosemary thank you :gflower:
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:39 am

This elephant bull was named for Phineas Maluleke, who was a field ranger in the Kruger National Park. This Tusker lived in the Shingwedzi and Mooiplaas areas. What was his name?
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:40 am

Massunguine (carcass discovered 15th May 2007)?
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Grantmissy » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:47 am

Yes Philip, you are correct :thumbs_up: It was Massunguine.
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby RosemaryH » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:45 pm

Well Done Philip1 :thumbs_up:
Massunguine was quite the boy :) His left tusk measured 272cm and his right tusk 258cm and they we well matched too. He was estimated to have been 53years of age when he died.


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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:12 pm

RosemaryH wrote:Well Done Philip1 :thumbs_up: Massunguine was quite the boy :) His left tusk measured 272cm and his right tusk 258cm and they we well matched too. He was estimated to have been 53years of age when he died.
Thanks Grantmissy :gflower:


:clap: Thank you both. :)

A nice one from you RosemaryH :hmz:
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