Current Tusker - Ntsena

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Current Tusker - Ntsena

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Current Tusker - Ntsena

Ntsena - Rian Boshoff.jpg
Photo by Rian Boshoff

Origin of Name: Tsonga meaning “only one” in reference this bull’s notable single tusk

Special Features: Ntsena’s most significant ID characteristic would be the lack of a right tusk. A small scarred oblong shallow hole is visible at the tip of the straight shaped left tusk. With the exception of a notable sized u-shaped notch at the top curve of the lobe there are limited identifying markers on this lobe and due to the location of the notch this can often be folded over and not always visible. The right ear has a number of indicators that can be used for identification purposes. Towards the middle of the lobe a scooped area is visible in the lobe, just above this a R2 sized hole can be seen on the edge of the lobe. Moving further up a small but notable u-shaped notch can been seen and on the upper curve another R2 sized is visible but slight further in from the edge of the lobe. A squash ball sized nodule can be seen on the left side of the trunk close to the lip line.
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A sighting of Ntsena, submitted to the SANParks Emerging Tuskers Project by Mohammed Jinnah. Thanks for your contribution :D
Mohammed Jinnah SANParks KNP FB Grp Aug 30 2020.jpg
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Mohammed Jinnah  SANParks KNP FB   Grp Aug 30 2020.jpg
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