Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 11 to 17 February 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was seeing a big breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes resting and feeding on Safari airstrip.

 

Buffalo herd - Willie Woest

Buffalo herd - Willie Woest

Monday, 11 February 2013

(31 ºC, 6mm rain)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, playing on The Rocks
  • A breeding herd of about 8 elephants feeding around Rampan
  • One elephant bull walking west on Wetpatch Road

 

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

(29 ºC, 5mm rain)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • BB, the lioness, resting on EP airstrip
  • Eight wild dogs moving west from Ncombe Road
  • Tingana, the male leopard, walking west on Seepline Road

 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

(30 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, chasing and killing a big male impala on EP / Shirley’s cutline
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Kudu Drift
  • The Styx lion pride resting on Seepline Road
  • Six buffalo bulls resting in the water pools south of EP / Manyeleti Crossing

 

Tiger snake - Morné Fouché

Tiger snake - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 14 February 2013

(32 ºC)

  • Moya, the female leopard, scent marking around Big Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, still feeding on the impala kill on EP / Shirley’s cutline
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at 2nd Windmill Pan
  • Six lions of the Styx pride resting on A-main / Grasscut Road junction

 

Friday, 15 February 2013

(30 ºC)

  • The Styx lion pride with a waterbuck kill on Pipeline Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at 2nd Windmill Road
  • Another buffalo bull resting in a mud wallow north of 2nd Windmill Dam
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on 2nd Windmill Road
  • Another breeding herd of 15 elephants feeding on Madash Road

 

Saturday, 16 February 2013

(32 ºC, 8mm rain)

  • The Styx lion pride resting on Safari airstrip
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding south of Land Cruiser Crossing
  • A breeding herd of about 12 elephants feeding on Safari airstrip
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring north
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in a water pool north of Serengeti / Manyeleti crossing
  • Another breeding herd of about 10 elephants drinking water at Serengeti Pan

 

Young male lion - Willie Woest

Young male lion - Willie Woest

Sunday, 17 February 2013

(30 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring East
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, walking south on Madash Road
  • A breeding herd of about 400 buffaloes feeding on the western side of Safari airstrip
  • Two elephant bulls swimming in Big Dam
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the water on EP open area

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