Current Tusker - Nambu

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Current Tusker - Nambu

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Current Tusker - Nambu


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Origin of Name: Tsonga meaning ‘River’ due to this bulls habit of roaming along the full length of the Crocodile River and been seen from the various lodges on the opposite banks, in what is otherwise a large home range.

Special Features: This bull is a challenge to detail due to there being similar large bulls in the same area and the limited identifying characteristics from some angles. Nambu closely resembles Ngwenya from the right side with similar long curved ivory but he is missing the characteristic square notch in the left ear that Ngwenya is known for. The curved ivory on this bull is symmetrical with a deep curve best viewed from a side angle. Both tusks taper to narrow rounded points with the right tusk having a small grass notch at the tip which is prone to breaking and reforming. The left ear lobe is very clean and lacks any easily identifiable nicks or notches. The right ear has the characteristic notches that separate Nambu from other similar bulls. Towards the upper curve of the lobe are 2 v-shaped notches of similar size approximately 20cm apart, below this is a small v-shaped nick in the ear. Towards the lower area of the lobe is a very shallow u-shaped nick with a R0.50 sized hole in line with it approximately 3 cm from edge of the lobe.
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A sighting and submission, to SANParks Emerging Tuskers Project, of Nambu by Richard Newton. Thanks for your contribution :gflower:
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:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Thanks mites :thumbs_up:

Love seeing these beauties :D
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He is surely a Big Boy.
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