SANParks Elephants

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Re: SANParks Elephants

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Hi bazzlewazzle thanks for the ID requests :thumbs_up:

Please will you send me a PM with the details of your sighting and will submit your request.
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Re: SANParks Elephants

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Right, next non tusker related question. Has anyone seen elephants standing on their hind legs to reach high branches in the Kruger? I know it's relatively common in Mana Pools but I was under the impression that it was behaviour pretty much isolated to Mana Pools. These photos were taken in Kruger a few weeks ago.
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Hi bazzlewazzle
Apologies for the delay :gflower:

Your first request here

This is a known Bull in that area, only a few reported sightings and submitted images - if you have any additional images of him it would be greatly appreciated and would add great value to the project. He can then be monitored for naming :thumbs_up: Nice sighting

Your second request here

Again known bull in the area, he has not yet been named due to insufficient images and again if you have more images they would be greatly appreciated :thumbs_up: adding value as mentioned earlier and will also enable him to join the naming list :)

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Mazithi Elephants

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Lovely martrum, thanks for sharing. Those ellies sure looked thirsty!
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Hi Friedrich von Hörsten

Thanks for the ID requests.

I tend to agree with you about the 2nd and 3rd elephants still being young.

I will submit and revert back to you soonest. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Identification Help – Tuskers

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Hi kOa_Master - great pictures.

Apologies for the delayed response - I will submit your request and give you feedback asap.

I have removed the location from your post and kept it on record as specific sighting locations are not permitted to be made public as requested by SANParks

Many thanks for your submission :thumbs_up:
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Hi kOa_Master

This is a known bull in the area. A very nice bull but will have to develop a little more before being considered for naming :thumbs_up:
Great photo's and a great contribution to the project!
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Re: SANParks Elephants

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Hello !

I am Javier Puig, a Spanish researcher working in Letsitele with Biological Control in Citrus Pests. I was some weekends of this winter enjoying the Kruger Park and I have a special picture of a beautiful Elephant with proper tusks. Unfortunately I knew that can be a "Big Tusker" because I read about one elephant was killed in Tsavo Conservation Area and looking more information about this elephants I saw your project. There are some pictures for identification. I have more details that I can send by private message if you need for the monitoring project.

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RosemaryH wrote:Hi Javier :) I received the details of your sighting, thanks very much :

I'm confident that this is a known elephant who goes by the name of Nkombo. However, I will get confirmation on that a revert!

Thanks for your submission.

Hi Rosemary, thanks for the information ! :) if you have more details about this elephant will be great to know something about his history :)

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Hi Javier :)

This is indeed the bull I thought it was. He is not officially named by SANParks as he is part of the Save the Elephants project and known by the name Nkombo, their bulls are usually collared but this guy lost his collar 2014 and has not been re-collared as of yet.

Nice sighting :thumbs_up:
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elephant migration?

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We saw more than 100 ellies between Tshokwane and Lower Sabie, all going south, on 24th February. Migration from mopani in the north to the lush grass in the south following the rains?
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Amazing sighting,we drove down there on the same day and saw some of the herd crossing the road but didn't realize it was sooo huge.
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lucbo,
What an amazing sighting that must have been :clap:
Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:
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What an amazing sighting :D It must have been so special to watch.
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