Elephant Plains Game Lodge

Big 5 Sightings 28 January – 03 February 2013

The Big 5 highlight of the week was watching all eleven members of the Styx lion pride playing on Safari airstrip!

 

Styx pride of lions - Richard Davis

Styx pride of lions - Richard Davis

Monday, 28 January 2013

(30 ºC)

  • Herd of three elephants feeding south on Leadwood Road.
  • Breeding herd of fifteen elephants moving west on Marula Bult.
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving west from Wetpatch drink stop.

 

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

(29 ºC)

  • Young Nkuhuma male lion, walking east on Tsololo Road.
  • Six buffalo bulls feeding on Madash Road close to the S bend.
  • Breeding herd of twenty elephants playing on the road on Shirley’s EP cutline
  • Breeding herd of eight elephants feeding on Shortcut Wetpatch.
  • Three buffalo bulls resting in the mud on Kudu Drift.
  • One buffalo bull resting close to Serengeti Pan.
  • Salayexe, the female leopard and her cub, feeding on a juvenile kudu kill on Kudu Drift.

 

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

(31 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, still on the kudu kill off of Kudu Drift.
  • Lamula, the male leopard, scent marking close to Londoz Drift.
  • Shadow, the female leopard with one cub, resting on Ellie Alley
  • Fifteen buffalo bulls feeding on Safari airstrip.
  • Herd of three elephants feeding north on Marula Bult.

 

Buffalo Bull - Richard Davis

Buffalo Bull - Richard Davis

Thursday, 31 January 2013

(32 ºC) and 15 mm of rain

  • One elephant bull feeding on Leopard Drift.
  • Breeding herd of about fifteen elephants feeding on EP open area.

 

Friday, 01 February 2013

(31 ºC)

  • Breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on Safari airstrip.
  • Shadow, the female leopard and her two cubs, feeding on an impala kill close to Safari Dam.
  • Two buffalo bulls feeding on Wetpatch Road.

 

Saturday, 02 February 2013

(30 ºC)

  • Breeding herd of ten elephants feeding south on Robson’s boundary.
  • One buffalo bull feeding on Kudu Drift.
  • Tingana, the male leopard, moving south from Second Windmill.
  • Moya, the female leopard, moving west on Seepline.
Elephant Bull - Richard Davis

Elephant Bull - Richard Davis

 

Sunday, 03 February 2013

(33 ºC)

  • Salayexe, the female leopard, hunting warthog and impala on EP airstrip.
  • One elephant bull moving west from Rhino Ring South.
  • Breeding herd of twenty elephants feeding on marulas on Marula Bult Central.
  • Two buffalo bulls resting in the water at Treehouse Pan
  • Breeding herd of about twenty elephants feeding on One Eyed Pan Road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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