Identification Help – Tuskers

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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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No problem Cantona :thumbs_up: thanks.
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Hi Rosemary,

Just back in Kruger again.
Two bulls to share, don't think they would classify as tuskers.
Nice to see anyway.

First one obviously still very young bull, with lots of years and growth ahead
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An older bull with sunken temples, yet very solid and huge when swaggering down the road. Has the bump on BOTH shoulders, left and right.
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Hi Friedrich :D Great that you are able to be back in the park.

I agree with you re the first elephant and will check to see if the second one is perhaps a known bull. Please PM with the details of where you saw him :thumbs_up:
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Hi could you ID. this fella, taken on 8/12/20
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Hi Nannie do you have any other shots of this guy?
Please PM me with the details of your sighting.
Thanks :gflower:
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Hi Rosemary, can you please confirm the name of this bull we have seen during our visit to KNP in December 2020. My ID is that it can be N'waTindlopfu, if you match the triangular shape on the 2nd rich on the front part of the trunk.
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Welcome to the forums JLJacobs

:thumbs_up: and there is also the small elongated growth on his upper left front thigh, visible in your 4th picture.

Please PM me with your sighting details :D
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On my recent (Jan/Feb) trip to Kruger I saw and photographed two bulls with large ivory. I would like to see if they are regarded as tuskers but am reluctant to simply post the pictures (poaching).

Can anyone advise how I can check if these are emerging tuskers. Two absolutely beautiful elephant bulls peacefully grazing side by side.

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Re: Current Tusker - Botsotso

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Hi Pete,

Sounds like a wonderful trip!

You can post your photos and questions in this topic

Identification Help – Tuskers

Rosemary will then send through your requests

I will submit the request for identification to the SANParks team and report back here.


You may also email your photos and request to [email protected]

To enable the enlargement of photos during the ID-ing process and for data base purposes, it will be appreciated if your photos could be E-mailed to [email protected].


I hope this helps, please ask if there is anything else.
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Thanks Lion Queen - I'll get down to it this evening.

Many thanks

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Hi Rose

The pics as you requested. Do I send a pm with location?

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Re: Current Tusker - Machachule

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pnm wrote:Hi Rose

The pics as you requested. Do I send a pm with location?

Pete


Hi Pete,

Yes you can PM the location and other relevant info to Rosemary.
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lion queen wrote:
pnm wrote:Hi Rose

The pics as you requested. Do I send a pm with location?

Pete


Hi Pete,

Yes you can PM the location and other relevant info to Rosemary.


Thanks for your assistance LQ :gflower:

Great, thanks pnm - I look forward to receiving the details of your sighting via PM :popcorn:
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Hi Rose

The elephants in bigger format for you to send to whoever wants them. I tried to pm them to you but it refused to take the files.

You know the location and when.

Keep
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Thanks so much pnm. Much appreciated.

I will get back to with confirmation as soon as possible. :gflower:
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