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Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Mar 18, 2014 4:01 pm

As per a new forum rule, the procedure of identifying a named tusker had to be amended.

To ensure a correct identification and to avoid a duplication of a named tusker, in accordance with the database structured and maintained by SANParks, please continue to post any photographs of elephants (possible tuskers) here for identification.

By submitting your photographs and information here, you give permission that SANParks may use your material to update the Tusker’s specific Forum topic. Your contribution/s will be acknowledged.

To enable the enlargement of photos during the ID-ing process and for data base purposes, it will be appreciated if your photos could be E-mailed to kirsty.redman@sanparks.org.

I will submit the request for identification to the SANParks team and report back here.

Once a positive identification has been made, the photograph and details posted by you will then be moved into that specific tuskers unique topic. This will enable ‘mites to have all the information with reference to each officially named tusker and any updated photographs, details and information reported on the tusker available in one specific tusker topic.
The unnamed elephants will be moved to the SANParks Elephants topic.

Also follow these links for some interesting and valuable information.
The Magnificent Seven
Past/Deceased Tuskers
About Elephants
Elephants for Kids
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by barryels » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:30 am

Just to make sure that all current and new 'mites do understand what happens to their original requests for your ID-ing that is posted on the "Identification Help - Tuskers" thread, here is the process that is followed:

1. RosemaryH will forward your request to SANParks that will comment and will form part of the reply as a "Quote" and this will be posted as a reply on the "Identification Help - Tuskers" thread.

2. The next step by RosemaryH will be to transfer the original request with the SANParks reply to either the specific tuskers topic as can be seen in this example:

Request Here and
reply Here.

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If it was not identified as a tusker, the request and reply from SANParks will be transferred to the "SANParks Elephants" thread as can be seen in this example:

Request and reply Here and Here.

I hope this will help when visiting the "SANParks Tuskers" environment Here and that everybody will share their sightings of this unique species with us on the forums :thumbs_up: .
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Gavin E » Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:46 pm

Hi Rosemary, am a fan of big tuskers but need some clarity from Kirsty please?
We seem to have "past tuskers", "emerging tuskers" and "unsure of status tuskers", does this mean there are no elephants currently that qualify as tuskers or am I misunderstanding?
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:04 am

Hi Gavin E

I certainly will get Kirsty to clarify this for you.

I would suggest that the officially named "emerging tuskers" are the current tuskers in the park.

Thanks for the query :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:20 am

Morning Gavin E

Regarding your question :)

We only name them once they are big enough to qualify and we are sure they will continue to develop. We kept them grouped under the term emerging as one they have either ‘emerged as large tuskers’ and secondly given that some of them are still developing (emerging) but are large enough to note.

I hope that clarifies the concern.
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:17 pm

Thanks Fanta - I have received a confirmed ID on your sighting and will PM the details to you :dance: :dance:
You will be pleasantly surprised :thumbs_up:

Tuskermites please feel free to PM me with any ID's needed on your tusker sightings

For those of you who are not aware of the new guidelines
Sharing rhino and elephant sightings : Guidelines
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Unread post by Oumie » Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:19 pm

Saw this guy near xxxx....
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This one On the xxxx road....
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This one near xxxx...
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This one also near xxxxx...
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:11 pm

Thanks for the request Oumie. Will post feedback soonest :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Jareds buddy » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:41 am

Hello this grande bull was at ******** taking a fantastic mud bath. I tried to look at the pics posted here to identify him as he is collared. He is so brilliant, love his trunk and how he just hangs it over his beautiful full perfect tusks.
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi Jareds buddy - this bull is not part of the SANParks Tusker Project nor is the location within SANParks so it will not be possible to offer an ID on him.
I do agree is cetainly is good looking :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Jareds buddy » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:54 am

Hello Rose,
When I couldnt find this wonderful guy here I was directed to another place called: elephanatics.org where this guy Intwandamela is listed. Also his map of journey is listed as well a paragraph that does list him being in the Sabi Sands. I just wanted you to know and hope that he can be added to the great Tuskers here. If there is someone else I need to contact to get him added please let me know. Thanks. ~ JB

Here is an exert from his blog on the site about the map: "The attached map image shows how far he has travelled; moving as far down South as Sabi Sands, and up North into the Kruger National Park."
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Stephen Winterboer shows how big his tusks are
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:56 pm

Hi Jareds buddy - we follow and feature the SANParks elephants and SANParks Tuskers in this forum. All being SANParks related.
You can see the tuskers currently included in the SANParks Tusker Project here and here

:thumbs_up: Great looking guy you saw!
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Guinea Pig » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:12 pm

Photographed at ********* Is it just a big one or is there a tusker in the area?

ImageIMG_8151 by Santie Quanjer, on Flickr

ImageIMG_8147 by Santie Quanjer, on Flickr

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Satara and Biyamiti booked for May 2018. 8)

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:46 am

Hi GP

Not familiar to me and perhaps the angle but tusks don't look too big. :hmz: However I will confirm with the experts :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:22 pm

Have you seen what is happening? Dare Us To Find A Tusker :popcorn:
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