Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 18 to 24 February 2013

The Big 5 highlight was to see a female cheetah and her 3 tiny cubs who came into our area this week!

 

Cheetah female with 1 of the cubs - Morné Fouché

Cheetah female with 1 of the cubs - Morné Fouché

Monday, 18 February 2013

(31ºC)

  • Three breakaway Tsalala lionesses and one Majingi male lion resting on EP airstrip
  • A breeding herd of about 10 elephants feeding on Rhino Ring South
  • Two elephant bulls feeding close to Kimbians crossing
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, resting in a Marula tree on Seepline
  • One buffalo bull rolling in the mud on Big Dam Link South

 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

(33 ºC)

  • One buffalo bull resting in the water north of 2nd Windmill Dam
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her 2 cubs moving west on Road 7
  • One elephant bull feeding on Elephant Carcass Road
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Methlowani Road
  • Three Nkuhuma lionesses with three cubs resting on Methlowani open area
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Simbambili Dam

 

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

(34 ºC)

  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Parallel Road
  • Three breakaway Tsalala lionesses resting on Madash Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water north of 2nd Windmill Dam

 

Kudu male - Morné Fouché

Kudu male - Morné Fouché

Thursday, 21 February 2013

(28 ºC, 17mm rain)

  • A breeding herd of about 7 elephants feeding on EP open area
  • Another breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Zebra Drive
  • Tingana, the male leopard, feeding on an impala kill on Buffalo Scull South
  • Three Nkuhuma lionesses and 3 cubs resting on Parallel Road
  • One buffalo bull feeding on EP open area

 

Friday, 22 February 2013

(28 ºC)

  • Tingana, the male leopard, still on the impala kill on Buffalo Scull South
  • Four buffalo bulls feeding on Bushcamp open area
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding and drinking water at Rampan
  • Another breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking water at Serengeti Dam
  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub moving north from Shortcut Wetpatch Road
  • Shadow, the female leopard, and her cubs with an impala kill on Safari Donga North

 

Saturday, 23 February 2013

(30 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, and her cub feeding on a grey duiker kill on Madash Road
  • One elephant bull feeding and drinking water at Bushcamp Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 20 elephants drinking water at Serengeti Dam
  • Shadow, the female leopard, with her 2 cubs still feeding on the impala kill on Safari Donga North

 

Martial eagle - Morné Fouché

Martial eagle - Morné Fouché

Sunday, 24 February 2013

(29 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, with her cub still feeding on the grey duiker kill on Madash Road
  • Three Nkuhuma females resting on Josie’s Road
  • One buffalo bull resting in the water at Boundary Pan
  • A breeding herd of about 15 elephants feeding on Xinzele Road
  • Another breeding herd of about 30 elephants feeding close to Gaby’s crossing
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