Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 10 – 16 December 2012

The Big 5 highlight of the week was seeing Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, playing and jumping over the rain puddles on The Rocks!

 

Salayexe and her cub, playing in a water puddle - Willie Woest

Salayexe and her cub, playing in a water puddle - Willie Woest

Monday, 10 December 2012

(33 ºC and 25mm of rain)

  • One buffalo bull feeding around Kuala Bear view point
  • Lemula, the male leopard, walking east on A-main close to Tamboti open area
  • Nkuhuma, the sub adult male lion, resting on the fire break close to Simbambili dam
  • One buffalo bull resting in the mud on Sixes Road

 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

(24 ºC)

  • Herd of twenty elephants feeding east on Marula Bult
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hiding from the rain under a tree on Marula Bult Central
  • Two elephants bulls feeding north on Robson’s boundary

 

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

(28 ºC)

  • Two Lionesses of the Break Away pride, resting at Poacher’s Corner
  • One big elephant bull feeding on Rocky Road

 

Beautiful sunset - Willie Woest

Beautiful sunset - Willie Woest

Thursday, 13 December 2012

(33 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, hissing and swatting at a vine snake on Rhino Ring East
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Mamba Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in a mud wallow just off of Sixes Road
  • Five buffalo bulls resting in the water on Mamba Road

 

Friday, 14 December 2012

(31 ºC)

  • Nkuhuma, the sub-adult male lion, resting at Picanini Utah water hole
  • Herd of forty elephants feeding around Leadwood Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on EP and Shirley’s Cutline
  • Five buffalo bulls resting in Kraaines water hole

 

Saturday, 15 December 2012

(33 ºC)

  • One Elephant bull walking at Kudu Drift
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala lamb kill up in a tree west of Safari airstrip
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water off of Sixes Road
  • Three buffalo bulls feeding around Ncombe Road
  • Nkuhuma, the sub adult male lion, sleeping at One Eye Pan
Woodland's King Fisher - Willie Woest

Woodland's King Fisher - Willie Woest

 

Sunday, 16 December 2012

(30 ºC)

  • One buffalo bull feeding around Old Bushcamp
  • Small herd of five elephants feeding south on Pump Track
  • Two buffalo feeding on Wetpatch open Area

 

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