Talented South African artist Mr Dawie Fourie has painstakingly sketched a remarkable series of iconic Tsavo Tuskers exclusively for The Askari Project in our attempts to raise money for elephant conservation in Tsavo, where these amazing elephants have been monitored as part of the Big Tusker Project run by the Tsavo Trust.
Some of the bulls in this series are no longer with us, either illegally killed through poaching or have died of old age. This particular elephant IL-1 is one of only 5 Tuskers currently alive in the Tsavo ecosystem and the only one found in Tsavo West National Park. We were very fortunate and privileged to see him first hand and up close on The Askari Project's Elephant Conservation Safari in September 2017.
Elephants such as IL-1 belong to a very rare & exclusive club - "Tuskers" which is a name given to elephants who tusks weigh in excess of 100lbs (45kgs). Due to hunting & poaching throughout Africa over many decades Tuskers are now incredibly rare in Africa and it is estimated only 15-20 remain on the entire continent today.
Tsavo is one of the last places on earth one can still see incredible elephants of this size and they are the driving force behind the efforts of The Askari Project.
*** THE PURCHASE OF EACH TUSKER SKETCH PRINT WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE EXCLUSIVE OFFER PRIZE POOL.
1st prize = 1 x Place on an available Duma Safaris photographic safari hosted by Bobby-Jo Vial (up to the value of USD$4995
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