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Elephant Catalog

The intention here is to build a catalog of elephants we see, with pictures, and as much identifying information as possible. Contributions are requested and encouraged!! Let's see how many we can accumulate. Elephants must have names!! I'm starting it off with a young fella who was at the watering hole just before and after dark tonight.

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Name - Fonzie Young male, cocky, just looks like a Fonzie! An expert estimate of his age would be appreciated. He has distinct notches on the back side of his right ear, and a very smooth left ear as shown in the photo's below. In this first pic of his right ear, note the large notch and a smaller one further back.

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I found this tusker visiting NK in the logs, dated 26 Oct 2007.

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SEPT 26

Elephant ( Loxodonta africana )

VIDEO  0F ELEPHANT   POSSIBLY THE SAME ANIMAL

CLICK HERE

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS ANIMAL HAD ITS TRUNK CAUGHT IN A SNARE

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE  OF OBSERVATION AT A PAN

Mapungubwe National Park when he noticed a young elephant that had part of its trunk missing. And then he noticed another. And another.

"Out of the herd of 67 animals no fewer than four were missing part of their trunk, most likely as a result of injuries caused by wire snares," says Van Aarde, who is the director of the Conservation Ecology Research Unit at the University of Pretoria.

"A short while later a second herd of 84 came in and I counted at least three more missing parts of trunks."

The wire snares, set by poachers

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Do we know this ellie?

It has a hole in it's ear

The ears are quite tattered

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I found this tusker visiting NK in the logs, dated 26 Oct 2007.

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At Nk we have 2 electrified wires about 5 feet high around the camp to keep the Elephants out. Nkorho is one of the properties in the Sabi sands that border right on to the Kruger park, +/-800m from our Lodge, and there is no fence between us and the Kruger park.

Have a great day

Ernst

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kru-kab bowser b.c. wrote:

HOWZIT - TO  NKORHO RANGERS

CAN YOU GIVE US ANY NEW( OR OLD INFO) ON  SKEWY -

AGE :50- 55 yr more or less

up-date - vet said he was over  63 years old and leg was deformed since birth (march 24-2009)

edit -update

AREA   HE   ROAMS: Guest has seen him at Skukuza and we have seen him at EP area as well

IS HE A LONER OR TRAVELS WITH OTHER BULLS : He travels a lone these days he use to have a young bull with him

I READ HE HAD  CRIPPLED BACK LEG

TRUE-      If I remember correctly the left back side

CAUSE OF DEFORMED TUSK  -  IF KNOWN : Deformed from birth that could explain the deformed back leg  as welll

THANK YOU   BARRY

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hello - we had this elephant arrive about Thu, 18/09/2008 - 2:55pm (pacific)  -   10 . pm  c.a.t. time

can you tell us anything about the animal - and collar  etc

thanks barry

Hi Barry

This is an Elephant bull

This Elephant is being monitored by the Sabi sands to track Elephant movement in the area. There are a couple of bulls and about 5 herds being monitored and every 3 months the Sabi sands release a report on their movements. They also often go and do head counts so they can get average sizes of herd.

I have seen the last report and it is quite interesting to see the distances that they move.

Have a great day

Ernst

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Can't get Skewy off my mind and it took quite a bit of digging, but I located a thread that I started the very first time I laid eyes on that gentle giant. It was night when he and a friend ventured over to the waterhole and I couldn't quite make out what I was seeing.

click here

Re-reading Elaine's memories of Skewy brings a smile to my face.

this is from Streaming Cam Pics March 15, 2007 (thanks Elaine)

Elaine wrote:
11h53 SA cam time This is an old friend..the ellie with the crippled left hind leg and the Skewed right tusk which almost looks like a cork screw.He has been in this area for years..most of the time with the Gang of 5 or 6 Bulls. i hope they haven' t deserted him..oh, great i see his friends are arriving now. He is a handsome brave old fella..

and a couple more pics taken by Sheila (thank you).  Fani & Emjay (thank you also for posting your pics) also captured pictures of Skewy but saddly tinypic had deleted most of them.  You can view all that have been saved here:  Streaming Cam Pics March 15, 2007

 

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 Hi Folks. I have been a long time viewer of Africam but admittedly rarely post here.

 I knew Skewy as Wonky, his name given by the game drive guides over at Nkorho's neighbouring live streaming cam WildEarth Djuma. He was very well known over there.

Wonky/Skewy will be sadly missed..

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Sabine, I love the picture of Skewy's reflection in the WH.  Wonderful.   He was a wonderful and unique ele. 

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