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Kruger National Park
Tuskers by location
Big tuskers can cover very long distances and may be seen throughout Kruger National Park. Although elephants are not territorial, bulls do tend to stay in reasonably well-defined areas, known as home ranges.
Click on a point on the map to find out about the tuskers that have been seen near there.
Scientists are monitoring where each of the tuskers have been seen – please let us know if you have seen a large tusker in the park.
Masbambela is the only current tusker to be seen in this area.
The Shingwedzi section of the park can truly be called the home of the Big Tuskers with five of the Magnificent Seven spending time here as well as a number of emerging tuskers. Dzombo, Joao, Mafunyane, Ndlulamithi, and Shingwedzi were all based around the Shingwedzi area. Currently, you may be lucky enough to see one of the following emerging tuskers in the region:
The tusker most commonly sighted in this area today is Hlanganini.
The Skukuza area was home to the most impressive tusker of all, Mandleve, who roamed from here in and out of the Sabi Sand Reserve. Only one of the Magnificent Seven, Kambaku, was seen in the area, as well as Nhlangulene and Tshokwane.Today you may spot a couple of emerging tuskers, including the only female with such impressive ivory:
Berg-en-Dal/Crocodile Bridge/Lower Sabie/Pretoriuskop
Although the south of the park is less well known for tuskers than further north, the Magnificent Seven's Kambaku was known to roam this far during the dry season. Today, you may see the biggest living tusker near Lower Sabie, Duke.