Past Tusker - Ndlovane

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Past Tusker - Ndlovane

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Current Tusker - Ndlovane


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Ndlovane

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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Past Tusker - Ndlovane

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Can anyone tell me if this is one of the emerging big tuskers. Thanks
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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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A great sighting of Ndlovane submitted to the project!

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A contribution to the project by Rodgers at Tsendze made on FB of Ndlovane. Great sighting and shot :thumbs_up:

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Great sighting of Ndlovane submitted by Yolande Steenkamp via the SANParks KNP FB page :D
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Hi RosemaryH,

We this beauty in December 2015, and I believe it might be an emerging tusker. Can you help please. I will PM you location.
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I would agree that this is Ndlovane. I have submitted to get confirmation.
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A sighting of Ndlovane submitted by Jonathan Parr
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Another sighting of Ndlovane that was shared on the SANParks KNP FB page by Eben van de Vyver
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Can any of the tusker fans / gurus provide an ID?

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I have done a bit of research Joh, and it looks like we saw Ndlovane.

Is that right Rosemary?
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Thanks for that, BB. Looking at the tusk symmetry I think you got it spot-on. :thumbs_up:
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Ndlovane?
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