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This picture shows the special marks of Alexander.
The holes and notches in his ears.
Personally I "met" him 2 times in KNP, February 25th and 26th 2008 where he was really posing for me.
Location: Mopani Mooiplaas waterhole
Just a year after making the pictures Alexander died just outside Mopani Restcamp. Last thing I could do is making some pictures of his carcass with tears in my eyes......
Photographed by: Michael R Paxton
Date: December 9th 2008
Tuskers of Yesterday
Legendary Tusker *** ALEXANDER ***
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H I S T O R Y
ALEXANDER died February 7th 2009.
He was named in honour of Prof.Stuart Saunders who had contributed to research
programs in the Kruger NP
He roamed Mopani area. Just before he died he made a "trip" to Letaba. He died very close to Mopani restcamp
where his remains were just near the road
He had a hole and an U-shaped notch in the right ear and
a hole in the left ear
Left Tusk Right Tusk