Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 21 – 27 January 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was to see Shadow, the female leopard, and her two tiny cubs!

 

Shadow and her cubs - Willie Woest

Shadow and her cubs - Willie Woest

Monday, 21 January 2013

(27ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on marula fruits on EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Drongo South
  • Two elephant bulls feeding on Robson’s boundary
  • Two buffalo bulls resting on Sawmill Road
  • Nsele, the female leopard, resting on Robson’s boundary

 

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

(31ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on EP airstrip

 

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

(33ºC)

  • One elephant bull feeding on Kudu Drift
  • One buffalo bull resting in the mud wallows on EP open area
Two kudu females - Morné Fouché

Two kudu females - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 24 January 2013

(32ºC)

  • A herd of about 25 elephants feeding on 16th Crossing road
  • Xivambalana, the sub adult male leopard, feeding on a juvenile zebra kill on Cheetah Plains driveway
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Annette’s / Wessel’s cutline
  • The three older Tsalala lionesses killing a warthog on Saffron Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Marula Bult
  • One buffalo bull resting in Old Borehole crossing

 

Friday, 25 January 2013

(33ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, playing on EP/Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring North
  • One unknown male leopard with a warthog kill on EP/Simbambili cutline
  • Two wild dogs resting on Treehouse Pan open area
  • The three older lionesses of the Tsalala pride resting on Saffron Road

 

Saturday, 26 January 2013

(28ºC)

  • The three older lionesses of the Tsalala pride chasing Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, into a tree
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in Serengeti/Manyeleti crossing
  • One buffalo bull resting in the mud wallows on Kudu Drift
  • Shadow, the female leopard and her two cubs, walking east on Horseshoe East
  • One elephant bull feeding close to Zimba Bridge
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Nyati Bamba Road

 

Tree squirrel - Louis Liversage

Tree squirrel - Louis Liversage

Sunday, 27 January 2013

(31ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Mfezi open area
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding close to Big Dam
  • Two buffalo bulls rolling in the mud on Leopard Drift
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, stalking a few kudu females on Kudu Drift
  • Tingana, the male leopard, scent marking on Rhino Ring South
  • Two wild dogs eating a side striped jackal on the fire break, east of Simbambili Dam
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