Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 10 – 16 September 2012

The Big 5 Highlight for this week was a very special one! We saw 4 cheetahs, 3 males and 1 female, with an Impala kill. We do not see cheetahs very often and it was a real treat to have them in our area.

Tsalala female lions – Morné Fouché

Tsalala female lions – Morné Fouché

Monday, 10 September 2012
(28ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on Shirley’s open area
  • 3 Buffalo bulls feeding on Milkberry Road
  • Salayexe the leopard with one cub resting on Rhino Ring west
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephant drinking water at Big Dam
  • 5 Buffalo bulls feeding on Puff adder road close to the view point

 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012
(25ºC)

  • Salayexe the leopard moving north from Grissly Bear Crossing
  • 3 Buffalo bulls resting on Saseka road
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Seepline road
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding around Big Dam

 

Cheetah female  - Willie Woest

Cheetah female - Willie Woest

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
(26ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on EP driveway close to Elephant Carcass
  • Tingana the leopard scent marking on Kudu Drift
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring South

 

Thursday, 13 September 2012
(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 8 elephants feeding on MMM South
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on our southern boundary
  • 4 Young lioness of the Tsalala pride resting close to Big Dam
  • A small breeding herd of about 8 buffaloes feeding in Serengeti/ Manyeleti crossing

 

Friday, 14 September 2012
(21ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding on MMM south
  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding on Rhulani road
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding at Serengeti Pan

 

Young giraffe – Richard Davis

Young giraffe – Richard Davis

Saturday, 15 September 2012
(20ºC, 4mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about 300 buffaloes feeding on Pungwe open area
  • 6 Buffalo bulls feeding south of Zimba Bridge
  • Shadow the leopard scent marking on the fire break east of Pommies Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on EP delivery road

 

Sunday, 21 August 2012
(19ºC, 22mm rain)

  • Salayexe the leopard and her 1 cub moving north into the Wetpatch Block
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on A-Main
  • 2 Leopards, Tingana and Moya, walking east on A-Main
  • 5 Tsalala lioness and 1 cub moving west on our southern boundary
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