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Unread post by Peter Betts » Mon Jul 21, 2008 6:17 am

Hi Simon

You are right...the vast majority of females are tuskless ...many possible reasons but there are exceptions like this famous one which I havent seen fora long time so well done for the sighting and pic..honestly cant remember the exact name ..will have to look at my notes and pics...great sighting and observation
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Unread post by Addo Elephant » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:45 am

simon, there are eleven female elephants in Addo with tusks which makes it about 5% of the female elephant population that do have tusks.
This one is Little Left Tusk (pretty descriptive name, hey :lol: ).
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Vali M's age

Unread post by billy the bum » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:30 am

Hi
Just had a fantastic stay at Addo, i think we saw Vali M in a herd of 17 other bulls, can anyone tell me what his age is?

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Unread post by Addo Elephant » Thu Aug 14, 2008 11:05 am

We estimate Valli M is in his late 40s. As he is originally from Kruger, we don't know his exact age.
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Unread post by Apple » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:18 pm

Any pictures of Valli M........so we can all identify him when we see him???????????????

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Unread post by DinkyBird » Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:06 pm

Skukuza - 20 Sept 2008

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He was either sleeping or meditating :lol:
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Unread post by wtuck » Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:45 pm

Hi, there is a place near Plettenbereg bay, I guess about a 2hour drive from Addo where you can do that. I will PM you the details.

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Unread post by Peter Betts » Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:04 pm

Hi Megan ...saw this bull this morning...no Collar, chip off the one tusk...Is this the one and only Valli Moosa??

By the way nice pic of you and Taplin Junior in the Herald :D

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Unread post by J.J. » Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:17 pm

Peter, nice picture of the old man.

I can see from your lens settings that he was not too far from you. I hope for a change to meet him on my next trip.

A week or so ago I saw this joker with a little red shirt...waving it around and carry it on its head.

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Unread post by Addo Elephant » Mon Oct 20, 2008 11:34 am

Peter, your photo is of Valli M.

J.J. you have some interesting photos of the elephant playing with a shirt. It's a little bit sad to see this, though. Hopefully, it will make people aware that littering is not a good thing.
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Unread post by J.J. » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:52 pm

On my visit to Addo N.P. last weekend there were a lot of elephants drinking and cooling of at Hapoor waterhole. I have counted more than 110.

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What was very interesting was this "trop" standing about 100 meters from the water without moving...waiting and waiting...for 2 hours and longer. When I left for main camp they were still there with only the ears moving to cool them.

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Unread post by Peter Betts » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:03 pm

One of the main attractions of Addo Elephant National Park

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Unread post by Sawubona » Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:12 pm

J.J. wrote:On my visit to Addo N.P. last weekend there were a lot of elephants drinking and cooling of at Hapoor waterhole. I have counted more than 110.

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What was very interesting was this "trop" standing about 100 meters from the water without moving...waiting and waiting...for 2 hours and longer. When I left for main camp they were still there with only the ears moving to cool them.

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Indeed rare. Anyone has a explanation for this?

What is current numbers for ellies in Addo?
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Unread post by Peter Betts » Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:47 pm

Gee Sawubona I was also there on Sat Morning so must have seen you...Have you got a GP Landy Defender SW because one was right next to me at Hapoor..light coloured???
Behaviour who knows?? Maybe it was a group with babies and the other more dominant group was at the water so they waited...Jedbird's girl friend (Researcher) or Megan can comment...Numbers are officially 450 or so including Nyati Section across the road but with all the babies must have gone through that mark surely??

I went onto Carol's Rest and this lone ellie slowly trundling up the hill which now has very little grazing sums up the dry conditions...hopefully its raining today?? looks promising in PE

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