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 Post subject: Re: Tuskers ID (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:47 pm 
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have discovered your source...


That's cool Mikev... that wasn't really my "source".... it was the only pic I could find for this big boy.... :wall:

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 Post subject: Re: Tuskers ID (OQ)
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Is he one of the living tuskers?

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Yes OWN - he is a young bull with great potential

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This one is alittle harder...

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Long overdue :big_eyes: Timaka :)

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Three Past Tuskers share a uniqueness regarding their tusks :) Can you name these tuskers and explain ...... :popcorn:

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RosemaryH :gflower: Ditto :D

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 Post subject: Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)
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Three Past Tuskers share a uniqueness regarding their tusks :) Can you name these tuskers and explain ...... :popcorn:


Would you like to give the new question a bash?
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 Post subject: Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)
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:( No takers here?

The answer I was looking for

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Duke joins the likes of Bububu and Hlanganini as unique in that their tusks were broken before death and all pieces were recovered.
A bit of interesting information found
Here under the heading Duke

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 Post subject: Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)
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Which "Magnificent Seven" bull was named after former warden of the Kruger National Park Lou Steyn, who was well known for his quick temper?

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 Post subject: Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)
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Mafunyane means the "irritable one", so would be a good match to a ranger with a quick temper?

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 Post subject: Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)
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:thumbs_up: OWN Mafunyane indeed :D

A very interesting Tusker - did you know that his tusks were identical? Left and right tusk both 251cm long, 55.1kgs in weight and each a 48cm circumference at the lip

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 Post subject: Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)
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Those statistics are actually amazing, Rose. The chances of exactly identical tusks are almost non-existent. Even our own teeth are never exactly alike. He was a true giant, in both the physical and heritage senses. I always look at his tusks at Letaba's Elephant Hall and gape in awe (as I do with with the others on display), and never tire of seeing what magical tuskers we had (and indeed still have) in Kruger.

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Absolutely amazing to me too OWN. It must have been an awesome sight to see him.

I found this story very interesting too
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The immobilization of Mafunyane on the 8 June 1983 to fit a radio collar and to make plaster cases of the bull’s ivory nearly spelled the end for this bull. When given the antidote to the immobilization drugs Mafunyane due to his immense tusk size was unable to ‘rock’ himself onto his chest which would have allowed him to stand up, and his repeated efforts caused him to dig his tusks further into the ground. Several strategies were tried to raise him but all failed. After he had been down for several hours and front end loader was brought into assist the team. Mafunyane was eventually ‘scooped’ to his feet and the bull rose and ran into the nearby Mopane bushes much to the relief of the capture team.


Which can be seen here under the heading Mafunyane. :)

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