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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:55 pm

Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:Hi RosemaryH,

I found a few relatively good looking tuskers in December...

1. On the intersection -- both his ears were floppy/curled over at the top -- he looked old.

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Given the torn look of the right ear this seems to be a known bull in the area however, given his age he is unlikely to develop further so he won't be considered for naming.
Nice sighting and thanks for posting here to confirm that the old guys is still around :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:02 pm

Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:2. On the -- he had A SMALL HOLE AT THE BOTTOM OF HIS RIGHT EAR (saw it a few seconds against the light)

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Not a named elephant Friedrich von Hörsten but...

Nice tusks and would be worth monitoring, the picture of his temples is slight obscured so hard to be certain but also looks like a very old bull.


Will definitely keep an eye out for additional sightings of this guy to learn more about him. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:05 pm

Friedrich von Hörsten wrote:
3. At

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The last two were obviously much younger, with potential for the future, while the first one looked older..

Thank you and God bless for 2017,

Friedrich von Hörsten


Unfortunately this guy's tusks are still too small to be considered for naming.

Thanks for you valuable contributions Friedrich von Hörsten :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Friedrich von Hörsten » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:16 pm

Thanks Rose,

The 2nd bull was not old like the first one at all.

I was surprised at how many fair sized tuskers there were around in areas I had not previously noticed them...

God bless for 2017.

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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: SANParks Elephants

Unread post by RosemaryH » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:03 pm

Hi Javier :gflower: a very warm welcome to the forums :D

Thank you so much for sharing your sighting. Please will you send me the details via private message to confirm the identification!

Great shots - your contribution adds value to the project :thumbs_up:

I look forward to receiving your private message :gflower:
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Re: SANParks Elephants

Unread post by RosemaryH » Fri Mar 10, 2017 2:29 pm

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

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.
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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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Unread post by RosemaryH » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:47 pm

I certainly will - let's wait to see if I am correct in my id :wink: :D
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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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