Tuskers of the region: MOPANI
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Overview of the named & future Tuskers of region MOPANI (roughly between bridge north of Letaba & halfway to Shingwedzi)
 
 Recently updated: Ngodzi & Tsende                                                          
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V-shaped notch in left ear at the lower part of the earlobe. The right ear has several notches. Both tusks are curved inwards
Shingwedzi - Mopani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A small V-shaped notch in upper part of left ear. Right ear is clean. Right tusk more straight and longer then left
Mopani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Almost clean ears, only at the left ear, at top of the earlobe there is a small notch with a small piece of loose skin. Both tusksare curving up- and inwards
Mopani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left ear: notch at lower part, Right ear: small notches and small hole near the center. Both tusks are curved inwards
Mopani - Letaba
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Left ear: Two small holes (not always visible), small hole in bottom part, top part collapsed. Right ear: two small holes. Classically shaped tusks
Mopani - Letaba
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Right ear: a small hole in the lower part of the earlobe, left ear: u-shaped notch with a loose piece of skin and just above this notch a smaller v-shaped notch. The left tusk is broken. The right tusk is long and shaped in a classical way
Mopani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mopani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Both ears are clean. Classically shaped tusks
Mopani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Right ear: small hole and notch, Left ear: small hole and several notches. Only a right tusk, no left tusk. Two holes / Injuries in lower part of the trunk
Mopani
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Small v-shaped notch in left ear at the upper part top of the earlobe. Right ear clean. Right tusk longer and more straight then left one
Mopani -Letaba
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Small V shaped notch in left ear and about 10cm above this notch he has a hole. Some small notches in right ear near the centre of his ear lobe. Left tusk more bowed then right one
Mopani
Right ear: U-shaped notch and small loose piece of skin (center) Left ear: small piece of loose skin (center) Tusks: almost equal in length, left one more curved 
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Right tusk pointing upwards, left tusk more straight
Left ear: 3 wide notches and 3 holes, 2at the lower part and 1 near the center
Right ear: Small hole near the center
Mopani

TIHONGONYENI 
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COWS 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tusks are almost equal in length
Left ear: 3 small holes near the center and 1 hole at the lower part
Right ear: Clean
Mopani /  Shingwedzi

TSENDE 
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Tusks are almost equal in length, tip of right tusk broken
Left ear: A small piece of loose skin. 
Right ear: Two holes (center and top)
 
Mopani

KUMBA 
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Future Tuskers of region MOPANI:
"missing numbers" have been moved to the named tuskers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Identification: Wide notch and small hole in the right ear and his broken left tusk, notch in the left ear

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Identification: Notch and small hole in the left ear. Tip of left tusk has been broken. Hump on left side of his body

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Tusks are almost equal in length
Left ear: 3 small holes near the center and 1 hole at the lower part, Right ear: Clean

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