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Tuskers of Tembe Elephant Park
Tuskers of Africa
 
Tembe Elephant Park is situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
 
The park was developed by the Tembe Tribal Authority and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, the conservation body that also runs the adjacent Ndumo Game Reserve and other wildlife reserves in the province.
 
Tembe was established in 1983 and only opened to the public in 1991.
 
The park is home to more than 200 elephants which are reputed to be the largest in the world. Among them there are BIG Tuskers who I like to present here at these pages.
 
Next to the elephants there are lots of other species like Lion, Nyala, Rhino, Leopard,
African Painted (Wild) Dogs and many others 
 
The size of Tembe Elephant Park is covering 300 square km
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ragged left ear, both tusks inwards curved
 (click on photo)      Name       
ID Marks - Description
ISILO died in 2014 (1956 - 2014)

He was the biggest tusker of South Africa for several years 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Classically shaped tusks. Ears: Both have several notches
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Died 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Inwards curved right tusk, left more straight
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Widely splayed tusks. Large notches in right ear
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Died in 2016 because of a bull fight
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Classically shaped tusks. Both ears are ragged
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Died in 2016 because of a "old age"  (his tusks: right 54kg, left 50kg)

ISILO

ISOSHA 

LEBO 

MrMacDonalds

RUDI 

NDAWOYAKE 

UCICI 

SIQUALO 

CHOTOZA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other pictures and not yet named tuskers

OTHER 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Died in 2012

INDUNA 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Died january 2013 by a bull fight

MKDEBONA 
tisosha.jpg tlebo.jpg tndawoyake.jpg tsiqualo.jpg tucici.jpg tchotoza.jpg tmacdonalds.jpg trudi.jpg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Both tusks curved inwards, right tusk longer then left. Ears: Both ears have several notches

 

NDODA MFISHANE 
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Died september 2015

MTAKABA 
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Inwards curved tusks. Notches in both ears.

VELEMPINI 
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December 22nd 2016: New: Mandla                      Updated: Ndoda Mfishane, Ucici, Isosha, Velempini and MrMacDonalds                 Died in 2016: Siqualo & Ndawoyake
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Both ears: Several notches, hole near the center of the left ear. Both tusks curved upwards

INDIDA 
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IGWEDLA 
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MANDLA
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Young bull with almost straight downward pointing tusks
Tembe tuskers of Yesterday