Female Tusker -Jubilala

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Female Tusker - Jubilala



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Origin of the name: Jub(a)ilala is swati meaning ‘cut the ilala palm’, referring to the cutting of palms lower down the spruit in Mozambique in earlier days (possibly for the brewing of ilala beer). This spruit is 13 km NE of Crocodile Bridge and is a tributary of the Godleni Spruit.

Special Features: This cow has very unusual ivory not only does the right tusk carry very significant length for a female elephant, the tusk also grows at a complete angle to her body. The left tusk is much shorter and has a break that occurred in 2011 while not much length was lost with this break the initial sharply pointed curve has gone and the end is more rounded. Her ears are very clean with limited markings to use for identification. A small R0.50 sized hole can be seen in the right lobe just above half way, a very small shallow u-shaped nick is also visible at the top of the lobe. The left ear has two small v-shaped notches one on the lower section of the lobe the other towards the lower middle of the lobe. Most notable with this cow after the ivory is the tennis ball sized growth on the back of the front right leg in line with the body.
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hilda wrote:This Ellie was seen on 15 October 2013

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Your next request -the female with the unusual tusks :)
This female was first sighted in 2010 and has been fairly elusive since then with limited photographic evidence of her. At the time naming was discussed as a possibility but it was though the tusk given the angle the tusk was growing at it was unlikely to remain and breaking was a distinct possibility, but how nice to see she has proved that there are exceptions to the rule and I would definitely like to look to add her to the naming list. In this line please can these also be submitted per email to [email protected] so that I can get input from the other stakeholders. Interestingly a similar female with similar tusk growth was known in the Mahlangene (Shimuwini) area many years back, but she is sadly no longer with us.
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I spotted her and took 4 images on the 18 th. of July 2015, would love to post my best shot of her here. She and a few others were spotted .
My question is whether she has been given a name yet, whether she is indeed a cow or as someone else suspects she is in fact a bull? Has anyone spotted her recently? She has that distinct off-set right tusk. She was approaching from the south headed to the river. Does she have a name? She's a pretty big girl. Enjoyed her much of the 3, maybe 4 minutes we spent with her..
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Hi Paulo Figueiredo and welcome to the forums :gflower:
Definitely a cow :D and she not named. You would have seen the explanation for this in the post you quoted but let's hold thumbs.
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RosemaryH wrote:Hi Paulo Figueiredo and welcome to the forums :gflower:
Definitely a cow :D and she not named. You would have seen the explanation for this in the post you quoted but let's hold thumbs.

Lovely, thank you Rosemary, I propose the same name for this elephant cow, Rosemary or just Rosa. :think:
How can I add my one photo to this post?
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Welcome to the forum Paulo,

Please do have a read through This Topic on how to post pics on the forum and even Attachments
but if still having difficulties, please ask and we can help further.
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Hi RosemaryH,

I spotted this elephant cow and took 4 images on the 18 th. of July 2015, would love to post my best shot of her here. She and a few others were spotted
My question is whether she has been given a name yet?
Has anyone else spotted her recently?
She has that distinct off-set right tusk. She approached from the south headed for the river.
Does she have a name? She's a pretty big girl.
Enjoyed her much of the 3, maybe 4 minutes we spent with her..[/quote]

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Great shot of her. She's looking good :thumbs_up:
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A sighting I had of Jubilala and her calf (in 2011) before she was officially named and before her left tusk suffered a break :D

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Valuable sighting of Jubilala submitted to the project via the
SANParks KNP FB page by Thokozani Phakathi Jubilala once again seen with a calf :dance: :dance:

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Another great submission of Jubilala to the project by Ingy Palmer. Thanks Ingy for your submission and contribution to the project.

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A great 2021 sighting of Jubilala submitted to the project by Cathy Souchon :clap:
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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks for sharing these photos of a really great lady :) :dance: :dance:
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:dance: So nice to see - thanks :thumbs_up:
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