Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 16 – 22 July 2012

Our Big 5 highlight of the week involved three leopards and four lions. The four Tsalala lionesses chased Kurula the leopard up into a tree. They also chased Moya the leopard into the bush. This caused Tingana the male leopard to also flee the scene. So much action, but luckily none of the lions or leopards got injured.

 

Monday, 16 July 2012

Daggaboy - Morné Fouché

Daggaboy - Morné Fouché

(27ºC)

  • The four Tsalala lioness chasing Kurula the leopard up a tree with Tingana the male leopard running away and Moya the female leopard also being chased by the lions
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Gwarri Central

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

(22ºC)

  • Tingana and Moya the leopards, mating on Nyati Bamba Road with another female leopard, Nzele following them at a close distance
  • Salayexe the leopard scent marking around Our Father Crossing
  • Three Buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road

 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

(20ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 150 buffaloes feeding on Buga Lutu Road
  • The four young Tsalala lionesses resting south of Big Dam
  • Three leopards, Tingana, Moya and Kurula resting west of Sixes Road
  • A bachelor herd of ten buffalo bulls feeding around Baboon Pan

 

Hippos sunning at Big Dam - Louis Liversage

Hippos sunning at Big Dam - Louis Liversage

Thursday, 19 July 2012

(21ºC)

  • Two Tsalala female lions chasing their four younger siblings around on Grizzly Bear Crossing, with Salayexe the leopard in the middle of the action being chased up a tree
  • Two leopards, Tingana and Moya mating at Serengeti Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Marula Bult Central, close to Fourway Junction North
  • Mvula the leopard scent marking on Misi Mati open are
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffalo feeding on Chitwa’s new driveway

 

Friday, 20 July 2012

(20ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 25 elephants feeding at Matundaluka Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on MMM South

 

Saturday, 21July 2012

(24ºC)

  • Salayexe the leopard drinking water on EP open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Mamba Road
  • A breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Sixes Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Rocky Road

 

Young elephant mock charging - Louis Liversage

Young elephant mock charging - Louis Liversage

Sunday, 22 July 2012

(27ºC)

  • Three of the Styx pride lions resting on Chitwa open area
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding south of Serengeti Pan inside the river
  • A breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding in Dead End Crossing
  • A small breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on Bushcamp West

 

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