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Re: Elephant

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Re: Elephant

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Elephants showing last respect.

Unread post by NetEk » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:02 am

Found this Photo in the archives nearly forgot that we had it.

It's sad but thought to share the behaviour of elephants paying respect to their falled comrad.

This ellie died of natural causes (confirmed by SANparks on site) while my husband and the ranger was inspecting the body this herd moved in and actually "chased" them away from the dead one, and mulled around the body for quiete some time before moving away. We have found on all the occations they would returnto the fallen even years later and move the bones around.

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Re: Elephants showing last respect.

Unread post by lion queen » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:25 am

Not something many of us have witnessed. Thank you for sharing so sad and yet so interesting.
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Elephant's bath

Unread post by martrum » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:39 am

Hello,

It's the first time i post a video. i hope you can see it!


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Re: Elephant's bath

Unread post by NetEk » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:57 am

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Re: Elephant's bath

Unread post by martrum » Mon May 06, 2013 8:10 am

This big one was alone in its bath!

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Re: Elephant

Unread post by Gunner » Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:26 am

H10 south of Tshokwane...
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Re: Elephant

Unread post by Jock » Mon Jul 29, 2013 6:57 pm

Great picture Gunner, that would be beautiful enlarged and up on the wall.

We saw this female elephant in our recent trip and thought her tusks certainly made her different. Would be interesting to follow her as they grow.
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Unread post by cptphotographer » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:48 pm

This was one seriously overprotective mommy. Before I get criticised too much, I DID NOT LOOK FOR ANY TROUBLE.

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Re: Elephant

Unread post by cptphotographer » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:50 pm

I always find the dexterity of an elephant trunk so fascinating, it is obviously not too sensitive to pain as it picks up thorn branches, crushes them and then proceed to eat them!

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by lion queen » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:40 am

I have no idea whether this one might be even considered to be an emerging tusker??

We saw him on the H10 not very far from Lower Sabie on the 3rd of March 2014 6H02.

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His left hand tusk is much longer than his right hand tusk. A lovely animal.
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:17 pm

Hi LQ - I am sure you will be happy to learn the following of the elephant you submitted, from the team :D

The below tusker is one we are aware he certainly has notable tusks and could be considered an emerging tusker. He is currently on our monitoring list but is not named.

One of the reason for this is the first submission we received showed his ear markings clear but his tusks we largely obscured by the vegetation so we could not get a full frontal view of the tusks. He is also an older bull and there is a concern that he will not continue to develop further into one of the Great Tuskers. Currently the difference in tusk length over the 2 years between the 2 submission that I can see is negligible so I am still not convinced he will develop further, but we will continue to monitor the bull hopefully though additional submissions and make a final decision when the committee next meets.


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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Phokojwe » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:23 pm

Great pics and sightings :thumbs_up:

Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:
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