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Tuskers

Hi There
Last night under Infrared. We saw three male Tuskers come to drink. One had a missing tusk, left side. We wondered firstly if it was unusual to see males in a goup like this and second if they were known (single tusker) to you?

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MPG

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"MPG" wrote:
Hi There Last night under Infrared. We saw three male Tuskers come to drink. One had a missing tusk, left side. We wondered firstly if it was unusual to see males in a goup like this and second if they were known (single tusker) to you?

Cheers
MPG

It is not unusual to see male elephants together - though I think it would be unusual to see 3 'tuskers'?

A Tusker is an older male (or female) elephant which has bigger/longer than avarage tusks and a record is kept by the Kruger Park of the location of these as they are of special interest.

If the ellies that you saw had shorter tusks they would most likely have been adolescent males which have been kicked out of the Matriarchal herd when they start to become sexually active. These do often travel around in 2's or 3's until they become confident enough to go it alone.

You can access a free Game Ranger Course component about Elephants by registering (for free) on wildlifecampus.com

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