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Emerging Tusker - Mculu

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Emerging Tusker - Mculu

Unread post by barryels » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:39 pm

Emerging Tusker - Mculu

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Photo by Richard Sowry


Origin of Name: Named in honor of Ben Lamprecht who served in conservation in the South African National Park for 26 years. (Mculu is a shangaan word referring to the manner in which Ben was known to walk with his shoulders pulled up high).

Range: This bull seems to have a relatively small home range at present and is seen frequently in the immediately vicinity of the Letaba Restcamp and has also been recorded on the tar road towards Phalaborwa Gate.


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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed May 04, 2016 2:04 pm

Tessa G wrote:Could I please have a possible ID on this elephant.
Rose I will PM details to you.

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Tessa G great sighting :thumbs_up: Confirmation on your sighting as follows:
It is a bull known as Mculu, he definitely has the length the curve makes the length deceptive we picked up he broke his tusk around 2014, if you look at the second image you can see the large “w” shaped notch in the ear.

So I will move your sighting and ID over to his thread Mculu
Thanks for you submission and adding such value to this wonderful project. Great to have updated pictures of him here on the forum too.
Rose

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Tessa G » Wed May 04, 2016 2:20 pm

Rose and Kirsty, thanks so much for letting us know the names of these ellies.

I am so pleased that I now know that Mculu has a name and we have updated photos of him since he broke his one tusk.
We will certainly keep a look out for him. A very 'graceful' peaceful soul he is too. I hope he continues to have a long and peaceful life. :pray: :pray:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed May 04, 2016 2:59 pm

:thumbs_up: I :pray: so too Tessa G
He looks like a gentle soul :k
Rose


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