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Biggest, Heaviest Tusks & Horns

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No indication where this photo was done...

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Two big tuskers together ! Zambezi river at the South Zambia.

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Amboseli Trust for Elephants

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Dust bath... Amboseli Park in Kenya is still a wonderful place to watch some big tuskers.

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Tusker from Buxa TR, North Bengal.
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Early hours of the dawn, an other big tusker in India...

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The giant's quiet strength...

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Watch the whole way through!
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( This post was last modified: 12-07-2019, 10:17 AM by Rishi )

Some of them just grow huge tusks even at young age, while some risks never grow that long in their whole life... For some reason they are commonest in Southern India.

Kabini ©vaidya sundararaman
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Even in Southern India @Rishi, there are decreasing frequencies of big tusked elephants. Veerappan the criminal killed nearly 3000 elephants for their tusks in a two decade time frame. That has reduced lots of males with big tusks and so the next generation of elephants may not even have tusks.
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(12-07-2019, 12:45 PM)Ashutosh Wrote: Even in Southern India @Rishi, there are decreasing frequencies of big tusked elephants. Veerappan the criminal killed nearly 3000 elephants for their tusks in a two decade time frame. That has reduced lots of males with big tusks and so the next generation of elephants may not even have tusks.

That era is gone now. Those parts are now one of the safest in whole India, 
whatever loss took place isn't going on anymore.

Still, how do so many of them has so huge tusks so commonly! Terai, NE etc. has got huge tuskers too. But tusks that long are really rare.

There's only one known bull with 1m+ tusks in whole Duars. ©Sagnik Mallic

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...but down south you'll see young males sporting those tusks. Especially Kabini. 
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David Yarrow: " I am very saddened to hear this morning that Tim - probably the world’s most famous elephant - has passed away at the good old age of 50. I spent so much time with him over the years in Amboseli and was always in awe of his magnificence. He made almost every other elephant in the world look average. He is the reason that elephants are my favourite animal and I owe him so much.⁣


This is sad news, but it is no tragedy - he was not taken by poachers and his longevity is a credit to the KWS and conservation charities such as Big Life and Tusk. Today we should celebrate his life and the efforts of all those in Amboseli that have helped make poaching here at least, a thing of the past. RIP, you bloody legend. "


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Kevin Richardson: " One of my favorite images of Tim (in the middle) who sadly passed away at the ripe old age of 50 taken by @davidyarrow Although it’s sad news because he was so iconic and simply breathtakingly beautiful, in a positive light it’s also good news that a tusker of this magnitude could live out a full and free life without being poached. That truly does give me hope that despite all the doom and gloom we’re bombarded with daily, there are success stories when those who care put their minds to it. "


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Tim's Tusks

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Just to give you an idea, anything over 100lbs now a days is considered to be a massive tusk.
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