Elephant Pictures - The Magnificent SEVEN - Big Tusker Elephants

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Received this incredible photographs by email from Claudio Delfabro from Italy who is holding these magnificent tusks... His email reads: Dear AfricaHunting, me over 55 year ago in Tanganyika. Saluti Claudio.

This Elephant was taken by Edmond Sunde.
Weight: 180 pounds and 167.5 pounds
Length (outside curve) 8 feet 8 inches and 8 feet 10 inches
Greatest circumference: 23 inches and 23 inches

These tusks are the fifth heaviest pair on record.



Edmond Sunde with Elephant


 
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Here are a couple of pictures of Claudio Delfabro with Elephants that he hunted. These two photographs were also sent to AH by Claudio Delfabro. Thanks for sharing Claudio!





Claudio Delfabro writes: I am from Tricesimo (Udine) nord Italy Friuli close to Triest. I went to Tanzania (Tanganyica) for work in may 1953 and I stay to july 1961, I work in mine "Willianson Diamond LTD, Mwadui mine" Doc Willianson it was werry good person Canadian people, I pass werry nice time.

and he includes...

 
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wouldn't those tusks make a fantastic entrance to the man cave thanks for sharing them mate
 

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A big one we found in Tsavo;


And one from Ambroseli;
 
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These are great Tuskers, but we do still have some good ones out there. The below picture was taken by a friend of mine (Dr. Wayne Matthews) who was the Ecologist in Tembe Elephant Park in Kwazulu-Natal for many years (I also had the privilage of working there for 5 years).

The elephant bull in the foreground unfortunately died last year (Induna) and his largest tusk weighed in at 125 pounds. The big bull in the background is even larger (Isilo) and is still alive, and I believe is the largest Tusker in Southern Africa at this time. They don't hunt on Tembe Elephant Park, as it is a government park, but it is good to know that there are still bulls out there with those "BIG Genes".

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Magnificent! Beautiful old bulls
Brian
 

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nice, thanks for showing us classicsafari
 

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really nice if you happen to have a spare pair hanging around send them to my place. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Whilst not massive, here is a crop raider I shot a few years back. Rifle was a 470NE.

 
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The VC is "dressed up" neater but the Merkel is good value.
 

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yeah my friend in the london gun trade who builds top end rifles got a merkel for a client, and he was very impressed with it. he said if you wanted a good value working double it was probably the best option he had seen.
 

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Some beautiful elephant art/paintings for the man cave....

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Edmond Sunde 180 pounds Elephant
Weight: 180 pounds and 167.5 pounds
Length (outside curve) 8 feet 8 inches and 8 feet 10 inches
Greatest circumference: 23 inches and 23 inches
These tusks are the fifth heaviest pair on record.
 
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Edmond Sunde 180 pounds Elephant
Weight: 180 pounds and 167.5 pounds
Length (outside curve) 8 feet 8 inches and 8 feet 10 inches
Greatest circumference: 23 inches and 23 inches
These tusks are the fifth heaviest pair on record.
surely that bloke didn't take down that elephant with that little old stik flinga :biggrin2:
he would ve ended up as elephant toe jam
 
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