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The Heaviest and Largest Elephant Tusks

Switzerland Spalea Offline
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About #303: Fantastic animal ! A roc in motion...
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I remember to have seen in the National Museum of Nairobi the Ahmed's tusks, as well as his skelett and a reconstitution of him... Ahmed being perhaps the most famous elephant to have ever lived in Kenya during the XXth century (1919-1974), because of the size of his tusks, precisely...

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Ahmed at the Marsabit national park in 1963.
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(11-20-2017, 01:16 AM)YSpalea Wrote: I remember to have seen in the National Museum of Nairobi the Ahmed's tusks, as well as his skelett and a reconstitution of him... Ahmed being perhaps the most famous elephant to have ever lived in Kenya during the XXth century (1919-1974), because of the size of his tusks, precisely...

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Ahmed at the Marsabit national park in 1963.

He was a incredible Elephant
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Exist an already thread on this topic: https://wildfact.com/forum/topic-the-hea...phant-tusk

I merge it.
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Indian elephant
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Incredible African Elephant

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(12-05-2017, 05:09 AM)epaiva Wrote: Incredible African Elephant

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A living monument of ancient times when the planet was inhabited by gigantic beasts! Probably only the head of this tusker weight more than 2 tones... (normally the head of bush elephant is about 1/3 of total body mass due to extremely massive skull).
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About #52: Absolutely astonishing elephant ! A living, placid, monument walking on the open african savannah. As you say @Wolverine a living relic of the pleistocen period, survivor of the prehistorical times. I hope that he is discreetly, but permanently, protected as "Ahmed" (#48), the famous kenyan elephant, was.
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It could bring us a good example about how Loxodonta atlantica looked like.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loxodonta_atlantica
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namdapha elephant,

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Tuskers from South India..

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Mystery about this impressive big tusker's identity...






From "Africa Adventures".

A tribute for an other famous big tusker Isilo ! In the Zulu land...






From "Lion mountain tv".
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Italy Ngala Offline
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@Spalea Nice find!

The first big tuskers is Masthulele, from Letaba region in Kruger National Park.

Data on his tusks: 

Left 
Length (cm) 234cm 
Mass (kg) 51kg 
Circumference at Lip (cm) 49.5cm 

Right
Length (cm) 245cm
Mass (kg) 54kg
Circumference at Lip (cm) 49.5cm

Taken from Tuskers of Kruger: http://www.tuskersofafrica.com/tuskersn/masthulele.htm
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@Ngala :

About #59: Thank you ! I confess to have discovered by chance the video about Masthulele. As concerns the tribute about Isilo, perhaps it is an illusion, perhaps I get abused by the first pictures of the video (between 0:30 and 1:00 in particular), but the tusks seem very big in relation to his body (Can he be such a big tusker before being still young or completely adult ?), I don't know...
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