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Old tuskers at Nagarhole Tiger Reserve.
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Two more from Kabini.
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North Bengal (Dooars) elephants rarely have such tusks, but are often built much stouter...

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...even females.

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Wild Asian elephants slink quietly away at the sound of a growling tiger, but trumpet and growl before retreating from leopard growls.

The work by animal behaviour researcher Vivek Thuppil with Richard Coss, professor of psychology at UC Davis, was published September 2013 in the journal Biology Letters & could help Indian farmers protect their crops from marauding elephants, saving the lives of both people and animals.





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Huge elephant,

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about Asian elephants, Although Srilankan ones are thought to be the biggest form of Modern Asian elephant- Elephas Maximus. Some Indian elephant predominantly Northern India and Nepal are thought to be the largest race of any Asian elephants, One of them In Nepal's Bardia national park was thought to be the biggest form of Asian elephant in existance!  His name was Raja Gaj meaning the king elephant, until at the age of around 70 he disappeared presumably in a great flood in 2007. Prior to that, numerous expeditions was made not only because of it's size but it resembled some prehistoric stagodon like features, with very high domed forehead, sloping back and robust features. Not only that, there were other rival bulls of "the king elephant" like Conja or Kancha meaning the younger one and still there are some that are as huge if not bigger even to this day (biologist Niall MacCann had come in search of "Bhim Gaj" meaning Hercules elephant in his documentary Biggest and Baddest). it has been seen that in Bardia and it's corridors including Dudhwa reserve in India may contain some of the remaining largest forms of Asian elephant. here are some of Raja Gaj pics:

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.. and his rival Kancha meaning the younger one

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i could not find a better video from the series Biggest and baddest but here is some crappy clips check at 0:30, explaining the difference between normal Asian Elephant and Bardia elephant- explaining the large domes on the head and one Thula Hati- Huge Elephant was estimated at 8 tons-18000 lbs!! at 14:00 searching one of the bull elephants.



...and thw whole documentary but it's not good quality, check at around 29:00, then at 37:00 and Bhim Gaj- Hercules at 42:00



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Rhino sniffing a full grown crocodile at Dudhwa Rhino area,like tigers can croc's also take on a young rhino calf,in the wild any thing is possible i have come to understand with time,discovering Dudhwa as wild as it can get

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The Eland Antelope in East Africa is Both Majestic & Gorgeous!!!
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@GuateGojira , I remember that you had designed the size comparison between African Buffalo and Gaur, can you show me again?
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Actually I only made the comparison for the Gaur. This is the table with the raw information and the comparative image:

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I have the measurements from the African bufalo, and are smaller in every way. Check what I have:

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I don't know the method to measure the African buffaloes, but the Gaurs were measured between pegs.

Hope this helps.
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Indian tusker...... 
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Found a better quality video of cape buffalo and white rhino fighting, for what happened after see the post #5 in Cape buffalo thread




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(09-16-2018, 01:19 PM)GuateGojira Wrote: Actually I only made the comparison for the Gaur. This is the table with the raw information and the comparative image:

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I have the measurements from the African bufalo, and are smaller in every way. Check what I have:

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I don't know the method to measure the African buffaloes, but the Gaurs were measured between pegs.

Hope this helps.
Here you can see the overlap between the two minus the largest of the Gaur Bull specimens. 
Cape bulls here weigh between 500kg-900kg while Gaur Bulls weigh between 580kg - 1100kg 
I'm sure much larger specimens exist since the sample size is small for both, I'd really like to know Crater Cape size and Southeast Asian Gaur size as well. 
But that is what I mean, you have many different sizes between the species, some bulls are normal and others blow you away. Then comparing one to the other is very difficult and some Cape are larger than some Gaur but not the largest of large Bulls obviously.
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Stray wild elephant, gaur make strange pair in the Niligiris
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" the elephant is capable of reaching  tree branches with its trunk to break it down for its fodder, the gaur follows it to eat the leaves which fall down on the floor. Since both are mutually benefited, bonding could have happened." 
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Coonoor: The sight of a stray wild elephant and a wild gaur moving together on the Katteri - Runnymede slopes near here, tells a strange tale of a friendly bonding between the two.
The animal duo is seen moving together and taking care of each other on the wooded slopes. Forest sources said that the wild elephant is a sub-adult which appears to have left its herd and lost track in the jungles.  
It may have accidentally come across the wild guar in the jungle fringes, and seems to have struck a bond with it.
This bond helps the two animals to face challenges from predators and take care of each other's safety. It is pertinent to note that the gaur leads the elephant on the right path in the jungle fringes, sources said.Wildlife and Nature Conservation Trust,  founder, N. Sadiq Ali, said that when the elephant is capable of reaching  tree branches with its trunk to break it down for its fodder, the gaur follows it to eat the leaves which fall down on the floor. Since both are mutually benefited, bonding could have happened.
Stray jumbos and gaurs have been a problem to deal with in the hills here, since they often lead to man-animal conflict. 
But in this case, the jumbo - guar pair trigger an element of excitement as they are often seen together moving into human settlements and tea gardens along the Katteri-Runnymede slopes on the Ooty - Coimbatore national highway. As both animals stray into husman settlements, this relationship helps them combat the threat from carnivores and even minimizes conflict with humans, he noted. 



https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/151118/stray-wild-elephant-gaur-make-strange-pair-in-the-niligiris.html
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Clash of the Titans.

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