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Ndlovane

Unread post by RosemaryH » Thu Dec 30, 2004 9:09 pm

Emerging Tusker - Ndlovane


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Origin of Name:Ndlovane, meaning ‘Small Elephant’ has been given to this elephant not for his size but for his young age and great potential to develop into a future great tusker.

Special features: Found in the north of the Park, this bull has several distinguishing features some being more prominent than others. On the left ear lobe towards the bottom there are several small nodules and holes in the lobe, with a few additional nicks and nodules further up the ear which are only notable on very close inspection. The right ear lobe has a few more distinctive markings; a R0.10 hole is visible towards the bottom and middle of the lobe. Towards the top of the lobe is an inverted u-shape piece of lobe caused by two shallow u-shaped indentations in the lobe. The right tusk is straighter and longer in appearance to the left tusk which is curved forward giving the illusion of a shorter tusk. Side profiles of the ivory give the appearance of the tusks being very closer together much like Ngonyama however from a front view they are more splayed. This bull’s ivory is not as splayed as Ngonyama but the side and front profiles are similar enough to cause confusion. A slightly less notable characteristic is a remarkable lack of tail hair.
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by Joubie » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:42 am

Can anyone tell me if this is one of the emerging big tuskers. Thanks
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

Unread post by RosemaryH » Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:48 pm

Joubie wrote:Can anyone tell me if this is one of the emerging big tuskers. Thanks


Good sighting Joubie :thumbs_up: One of the bulls in the current naming process :dance: :dance: Good looking bull and will be interesting to see how he develops in the future.

Thanks for you contribution and the value added to the project :gflower:
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