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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by kOa_Master » Sat Jan 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Hi everybody. On our latest Kruger trip in December,

As I assumed this was already a known/named tusker, I tried to identify him with lots of pictures & descriptions but could find anything. His ears had no visible notch or anything like that. The only obvious mark is the slightly "open"/damaged right tusk ending.

Could anybody help with us that?

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:45 am

Hi kOa_Master - great pictures.

Apologies for the delayed response - I will submit your request and give you feedback asap.

I have removed the location from your post and kept it on record as specific sighting locations are not permitted to be made public as requested by SANParks

Many thanks for your submission :thumbs_up:

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:11 am

Hi kOa_Master

This is a known bull in the area. A very nice bull but will have to develop a little more before being considered for naming :thumbs_up:
Great photo's and a great contribution to the project!

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Re: SANParks Elephants

Unread post by puigmamb » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:11 pm

Hello !

I am Javier Puig, a Spanish researcher working in Letsitele with Biological Control in Citrus Pests. I was some weekends of this winter enjoying the Kruger Park and I have a special picture of a beautiful Elephant with proper tusks. Unfortunately I knew that can be a "Big Tusker" because I read about one elephant was killed in Tsavo Conservation Area and looking more information about this elephants I saw your project. There are some pictures for identification. I have more details that I can send by private message if you need for the monitoring project.

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Re: RE: Re: SANParks Elephants

Unread post by puigmamb » Fri Mar 10, 2017 10:07 pm

RosemaryH wrote:Hi Javier :) I received the details of your sighting, thanks very much :

I'm confident that this is a known elephant who goes by the name of Nkombo. However, I will get confirmation on that a revert!

Thanks for your submission.

Hi Rosemary, thanks for the information ! :) if you have more details about this elephant will be great to know something about his history :)

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Re: SANParks Elephants

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:27 pm

Hi Javier :)

This is indeed the bull I thought it was. He is not officially named by SANParks as he is part of the Save the Elephants project and known by the name Nkombo, their bulls are usually collared but this guy lost his collar 2014 and has not been re-collared as of yet.

Nice sighting :thumbs_up:

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Re: SANParks Elephants

Unread post by Elsa » Mon Apr 24, 2017 11:51 am

Came across this chap in Kruger last month, not a tusker but maybe one to keep an eye on for the future.

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lower sabie visit 18 june - tuskers in area

Unread post by Hannes@1974 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:06 am

Morning, will be visiting Lower Sabie in 2 WEEKS TIME . is there any known big Elephant tuskers in that area to look out for.

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Re: lower sabie visit 18 june - tuskers in area

Unread post by Elsa » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:22 am

Warm welcome to the forum Hannes!

Please do read Sharing rhino and elephant sightings : Guidelines where you will see due to the on going poaching of our Elephants and Rhino we may not reveal the locations.
Wishing you a wonderful trip. :thumbs_up:

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Re: lower sabie visit 18 june - tuskers in area

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:29 am

Hi Hannes and welcome to the forums.

Yes, as Elsa has mentioned as per the rules of this forum we may not specify exact/detailed locations of elephants in Kruger. I too hope you have a super visit and get to see some of the tuskers.

Your contribution of any sightings will be appreciated by the Emerging Tusker Project team at Letaba by you submitting any sightings to them.

See the following:
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Re: lower sabie visit 18 june - tuskers in area

Unread post by Hannes@1974 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:20 am

Hi

thanks for the info - sorry was not aware... :roll:
have a great day... :lol:

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Jock » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:08 am

A promising tusker we saw last week and was wondering if he is named or will be named in the future. Unlike the dude before, he gave us a great show and showed all sides. This left tusk is growing across this trunk more than the right. He also had a floppy ear on the right.

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:28 pm

Hi Jock, another interesting sighting and again I must thank you for posting! Contributions like these add tremendously to the Emerging Tusker Project.

Although not a known bull, he is a very promising bull. A monitoring file will be created and if he continues to develop and sightings increase we could be looking at a new large tusker. :dance: :dance:

I will move your sighting across to SANParks Elephants :thumbs_up:

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Re: SANParks Elephants

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:11 pm

bazzlewazzle wrote:Hi guys

I saw this Ellie 2 weeks ago. Any chance he is an emerging tusker?
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RosemaryH wrote:Hi bazzlewazzle
Apologies for the delay :gflower:

Your first request here

This is a known Bull in that area, only a few reported sightings and submitted images - if you have any additional images of him it would be greatly appreciated and would add great value to the project. He can then be monitored for naming :thumbs_up: Nice sighting


Update:
The carcass of this bull was found recently. He was still on the monitoring list so not named and sightings very few and far between, seemed to favour inaccessible areas.

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Re: SANParks Elephants

Unread post by Leeukos » Thu Sep 14, 2017 6:22 am

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The elephant’s most important limb is his trunk, which is a fusion of its nose and upper lip.
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