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Tusker?

Seen on Satara webcam by ritad and johmari

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Thank you so much :thumbs_up:

RosemaryH wrote:Hi vinkie

Gladly some feedback on this guy, for now.

Not one of the named Tuskers but it appears that it could be a bull that is being monitored in the Satara area but not yet named as he could still develop somewhat. Without being able to see ear markings clearly we can't be 100% it is him.

Maybe he will give us a good shot of his ears on the cam one night ;) :popcorn:
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I took photos of elephants with short trunk
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Hi hannacronje

Thanks for submitting these photo's. Trunk damage like this could unfortunately be as a result of a snare but it could also be from a crocodile attack or conflict other predators. The elephant seems to adapt to the shorter trunk.
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Does anyone know if he is one of the tuskers?

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Hi Yoda

Might be the angle of the photo but the tusks appear on the small side :hmz: however to confirm I will submit for an identification.

I know that your sighting was a while back but to stick to the rules of this forum I will remove the location and keep it on record. :thumbs_up:

Thanks for the request :)
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RosemaryH,

Here is another photo with a slightly different angle:

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Hi Yoda

Thanks for your submission :D We have a new guy to monitor :thumbs_up:

Reply back from the expert :)

Thanks for the additional angle it did help. You made the right call the tusks are a bit small to qualify at this stage. I will create a monitoring file for him and let’s see if we get more of him and if he develops further.


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Rosemary,
Thanks for the feedback.
At least they have opened a file for him

I have a few other potentails that I have seen over the years.
I will post the photos when I get some free time to go through my photos on my computer at home.
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Seen on the LS/Skuks road (H4-1) a few km west of LS (mods feel free to delete)
December 2013
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yoda wrote:Seen on the LS/Skuks road (H4-1) a few km west of LS (mods feel free to delete)
December 2013


yoda wrote:
RosemaryH wrote:Do you have a high resolution picture, possibly showing the tips of both tusks, that we can submit?

I will have a look over the weekend
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RosemaryH wrote:Excellent Yoda :thumbs_up: Thank you!

Rosemary,
Appologies on not getting back to you sooner. Been a bit hectic at work.
I don't have any other photos of this elephant.
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Hi Yoda It is difficult to give a definite id here as in both images the ends of one or both tusks are hidden. The location and the fairly clean ear could indicate that this is the female being monitored and is on the naming list. Higher resolution images would have made it possible to have a better look at the ears and tusks to confirm.

I will move your post to SANParks Elephants until we have a positive ID or you by chance come across another picture :wink:

Thanks for your contribution - much appreciated every ID request adds value to the project :thumbs_up:
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Hi guys

I saw this Ellie 2 weeks ago. Any chance he is an emerging tusker?
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I completely forgot about these pics until now... :wall: Seen in May 2015. Does he have a name?
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What a beauty! :clap: :clap: He HAS to be one of the biggies.
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