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Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:39 am

Nungu wrote:This one is alittle harder...

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Three Past Tuskers share a uniqueness regarding their tusks :) Can you name these tuskers and explain ...... :popcorn:
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:37 pm

:hmz:
Three Past Tuskers share a uniqueness regarding their tusks :) Can you name these tuskers and explain ...... :popcorn:


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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:03 am

:( No takers here?

The answer I was looking for

Duke joins the likes of Bububu and Hlanganini as unique in that their tusks were broken before death and all pieces were recovered.
A bit of interesting information found
Here under the heading Duke
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Unread post by RosemaryH » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:20 pm

Which "Magnificent Seven" bull was named after former warden of the Kruger National Park Lou Steyn, who was well known for his quick temper?
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Unread post by onewithnature » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:12 am

Mafunyane means the "irritable one", so would be a good match to a ranger with a quick temper?
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by RosemaryH » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:57 pm

:thumbs_up: OWN Mafunyane indeed :D

A very interesting Tusker - did you know that his tusks were identical? Left and right tusk both 251cm long, 55.1kgs in weight and each a 48cm circumference at the lip

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Unread post by onewithnature » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:27 am

Those statistics are actually amazing, Rose. The chances of exactly identical tusks are almost non-existent. Even our own teeth are never exactly alike. He was a true giant, in both the physical and heritage senses. I always look at his tusks at Letaba's Elephant Hall and gape in awe (as I do with with the others on display), and never tire of seeing what magical tuskers we had (and indeed still have) in Kruger.
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by RosemaryH » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:57 am

Absolutely amazing to me too OWN. It must have been an awesome sight to see him.

I found this story very interesting too
The immobilization of Mafunyane on the 8 June 1983 to fit a radio collar and to make plaster cases of the bull’s ivory nearly spelled the end for this bull. When given the antidote to the immobilization drugs Mafunyane due to his immense tusk size was unable to ‘rock’ himself onto his chest which would have allowed him to stand up, and his repeated efforts caused him to dig his tusks further into the ground. Several strategies were tried to raise him but all failed. After he had been down for several hours and front end loader was brought into assist the team. Mafunyane was eventually ‘scooped’ to his feet and the bull rose and ran into the nearby Mopane bushes much to the relief of the capture team.


Which can be seen here under the heading Mafunyane. :)
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Apr 10, 2015 12:24 pm

Who was this Kruger tusker?

He was docile, he repeatedly invaded/visited a Kruger Restcamp situated along a river and his left tusk was long and curved. He was killed by poachers in the 1980’s.
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:17 pm

:hmz: Grantmissy, think he was named after one of my favorite Camps where we met. :)

Letaba One?
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by Grantmissy » Fri Apr 10, 2015 6:47 pm

:D Yes Philip you are correct. It is Letaba One named after the favourite camp of many where we met you and Trrp :) :thumbs_up:
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:45 am

:thumbs_up: Philip

Name the tusker who's name is the Tsonga word for "Lion"
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by Grantmissy » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:35 am

The Tsonga word for lion is Ngala?
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by Philip1 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:50 am

:( Not the one I'm looking for Grantmissy.
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Re: Name the tuskers (OQ)

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:06 pm

I thought Ngala was Shangaan Grantmissy :hmz:
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