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The Heaviest and Largest Elephant Tusks

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A rare image of Kenya's legendary elephant 'Ahmed', pictured by world-famous Kenyan photographer Mohamed Amin in his natural, free and open habitat in the Marsabit Forest in 1974 - just days before he peacefully breathed his last at the grand old age of 65, resting majestically on his tusks and half leaning against a tree. An autopsy found antique Martini Henry rifle bullets embedded in his body, which suggests that he had long been a target of over-ambitious poachers long before he was accorded state protection. Known to big game hunters as the 'King of Marsabit', remains the most famous of all elephants in Africa. His presence was so magnificent because of his prized tusks that each weighed almost 70kg and 3 meters long, that in 1970, Kenyan President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta conferred on him Presidential protection from the threat of poachers - and was declared a living monument. He was watched day and night by five armed rangers to keep the poachers at bay. Ahmed was a loner and an elusive elephant


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Benson M. Mwakugu
Want to know what AWE feels like? 
Be at close range to a wild elephant ... 
Hear him breath ... 
See him shake his heads vigourously, ears flapping about noisily .... 
Hear him shuffling as he walks ... 
Hear him trumpet loudly, a sound llike no other ...


Awe can only be felt, can never be explained!

Wish you all an awesome weekend and an Awesome month of June.

His Name is "Little Male", 48 Years - from Amboseli Trust for Elephants
Amboseli National Park #SikuNjemaSafaris #KenyaSafaris#AmboseliSafaris

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Magnificant: big bull in Kenya




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Sri Lanka tuskers.

Enigma. This majestic tusker comes to Minneriya National Park once a year to mate.
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Sri Lankan rescued old bull.
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Sri Lankan captive elephants.
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Sri Dalada Maligawa temple tusker.

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Carrying the idol.

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( This post was last modified: 11-25-2018, 02:08 PM by Rishi )

Source: India Nature Watch

Tusker from Muthanga range, Wayanad.
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Awkwardly grown tusks on Nagarhole bull.

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Kabini Granpa.

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Beside Kabini backwater.
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Another Kabini.
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Young tusker, Nagarhole.
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Bandipur i think.
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Finally, a tusker with a calf! Corbett TR. ©Dr Arun S K

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"No caption. Just Huge...tusks vertically bottom ground touching directly and can plough the soil like a tractor for irrigation and cultivation(Lol)!!!".

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Photo/Credit by @shaazjung | Nagarhole’s National Park in South India has one of the highest densities of Asiatic elephants. This individual is revered and protected, as he carries the largest set of tusks in the area. It is becoming increasingly difficult to see large Asiatic tuskers in the wild and spending time with this magnificent creature was truly special.
On assignment for NatGeo WILD.
Follow @shaazjung for more of the jungles best-kept secrets.

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A Huge Tusker crossing water with hippos, Hippos didn't show any aggression and gave the way.




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His Highness grazing peacefully because he knows he is safe in the Heavenly forests of Namma Karnataka !!
Picture from @sidreddyimages
Pachyderm spotted near Kabini River, Nagarahole reserve, Karnataka.



When you are in the way of the The Mighty Tusker !!
Nagarahole reserve
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World Elephant Day- The Might Male from Kabini Forest of Nagarahole !!
Picture from @abhishek_shettyy


Wishing Everyone a Very happy and prosperity!! Pictures from @abhishek_shettyy @ruthwik.bhaskara

Picture from @vasudev.h.m - Two big tusks in a frame !!

Good night all !! Nikon D 7000 | AF-S Nikkor 200-500 mm f/5.6E ED VR | Nagarhole National Park | Karnataka

Picture from @raghu_gumballi

Picture from @shamanthkrishnamurthy

Picture from @vinayskumar1 Elephant Scape | Bandipura Look at the tusker in the right corner!!!

Life in the Wild is fierce, unpredictable and unforgettable. Watching and Experiencing the life of these wide range of creatures of the wild is absolute Nirvana! Nature has her own ways to balance the circle of life and her legend says it is the strongest and the fittest that survive to live another day in Paradise. We all have one home, one planet and one goal to live, so live and let live or they all leave and nothing lives. Co-Existence is Bliss! Save our Pristine Wildlife!

Clash of the Titans, Nagarahole national Park.

Picture from @ronnie_wilde_10

Picture from @jfcullum - Forget everything you were told. This... is the king of the jungle. And he was not too happy to see us. On assignment for @symbio_studios and @natgeowild

Picture from @masuhegde - The Mighty Saluting !! .

The Mighty !!
Picture from @maheshkadegowda

Picture from @iyer.sharan9890 .

Picture from @cj_beingwild

Picture from @mysur_huduga - Elephant on Himavad GopalSwamy Betta .

Picture from @krishna_balajik

Picture from @anishandheria - Salute to the great beast. As Africa lost 35,000 elephants to poaching last year, India, managed to keep its pachyderms safe (less than 100 were lost to accidents and poaching during the same period). However, the government cannot get complacent. Even a slight lapse in protection can lead to losses. Poachers are ever ready to strike.


Those Tusks !!
Picture from @vikas_rumale

When the Giants Fight it’s Gigantic!!
Picture from @maheshkadegowda

Did you know ?
-Elephants drink water through their trunks, like a straw

Myth. Although they do use their trunks to drink, the water won’t go all the way up. Instead, they’ll suck the water part way up the trunk and pour it into their mouths – a lot. Elephants drink between 140 and 230 litres a day on average. -Elephants love to eat peanuts

Myth. Elephants certainly don’t eat peanuts in the wild, and they’re not a typical diet for captive animals either. Elephants are the world’s biggest land animals and have to spend 16 to 18 hours a day eating. Peanuts, on the other hand, are tiny. -Elephants are the only mammal that can’t jump

Myth. It is true that adult elephants can’t jump. But there are other mammals that can’t either, like sloths, hippos and rhinos. Although, unlike elephants, hippos and rhinos can have all four feet off the ground at the same time when they run. -Elephants can ‘hear’ with their feet

Fact. Elephants have excellent hearing, but African elephants can also detect rumbles in the ground with sensory cells in their feet. An elephant will ‘hear’ these vibrations when they travel to its front feet, up its legs and shoulder bones and to its middle ear. The elephant will be able to tell where the sound is coming from by comparing the timing of the signals. -The elephant’s closest relative is a guinea pig lookalike

Fact. The rock hyrax is a small, furry, rat-like mammal that lives in rocky landscapes across sub-Saharan Africa and along the coast of the Arab peninsula. Amazingly, elephants and rock hyraxes share several common features in the toes, teeth and skull; like two tusks, and flattened nails on the tips of their digits (as opposed to claws commonly seen on other mammals). It has been about 60 million years since their common ancestor existed.
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A stunning Indian big tusker taking a refreshing mud bath on a sunny day. Elephants lack sweat glands, and combined with digestive systems generating large amounts of metabolic heat, mud bathing is imperative to keep cool.. .
Video Credits 〰️ @shannon__wild

Laws of Physics in Play!

Funnily as I was clicking this, the law of conservation of momentum was playing in my head. Seen here, two tuskers locked in an extremely vocal fight in the jungles of Bandipura.
Picture from @beebowow

The Majestic Elephant of the Kabini Backwaters !! .
Picture From @sharath_venkyy

The ethereal Kabini. I can’t think of any other place that offers such a wide variety of spectacular individuals. We lay parked that morning and watched a Black Panther trickle through the shadows. To our left the cries of spotted deer announced the arrival of a tiger at the nearby waterhole. That evening as we drove through herds of elephants and gaur, we stumbled upon a pack of Dholes hunting a Sambar. In the distance two mighty tusks glistened against the ever changing summer skies. We spent the last hours of light with him and called it a day. This wasn’t just the most enigmatic forest, it was home. A place where the worlds most elusive individuals wandered and I’m fortunate to share their lands, for these are the lands of giants. .

Picture from @shaazjung

I’ve travelled to every corner of East Africa in search of the mighty one-tons, only to find one waiting for me back home in Kabini. In our six months of filming for @natgeowild, we encountered him only once. Here’s a glimpse of what’s to come. .

Picture from @shaazjung

The living legend from Kabini !!
Picture from @shamanthkrishnamurthy

Karnataka is home to the largest population of the Asian elephant in India.. In Karnataka, there are three major zones in which elephant populations have been identified: the Uttara Kannada and Belgaum districts in the north (a small population inhabits this region), the Bhadra Tiger Reserve in Chikmagalur and Shimoga in the centre of the state, and lastly, in the Hassan – Kodagu – Mysore – Chamrajnagar– Bangalore belt. This last region is thought to support over 90% of the total population of Karnataka’s elephants. This state-wide fine-scaled mapping of the elephants in Karnataka is the first of its kind – work in this area so far has been limited to either a localised estimation of numbers or densities, or the mapping of occurrence has been too coarse to be of much use for certain aspects of conservation, like conflict management.

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( This post was last modified: 02-26-2019, 08:53 PM by Sanju )

LIVING DINOSAUR






Etosha NP.
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That Back leg kick was funny and unexpected by egret. Horizontal Tusked tusker and the size is like "Beast unleashed" mode. Huge Hulk from Asia (India, west Bengal, Dooras forest). Fast and Furious too! Must be in Prime condition and "mast" or "musth" with high testosterone hormone surge. Seems like Bahubali VFX elephant.





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@Sanju 

About #68 and #70: very happy to see so numerous of giant tuskers, so awesome, of India ! I'm wondering if India, thank to an intensiv protection ( as you told less than 100 elephants killed by poaching in 2018, when we compare this number with that's happening in Africa...), hasn't regained its big tuskers. I don't remember to have seen so numerous photo of them...
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